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THE IDIOMS, 



EXERCISES ON THE DIFFICULTIES 



FEENCH LANGUAGE. 



BY L. MALAHER, B.A. 

(of THB UNIYBRSITT of PARIS.) 



Les Idiotismes soat ces toon particalien qui sont la physionomle 
nattonale d'une langae, et lol donnent i'origiaaIit6 comme I'analogie lal 
donne la imteue»^Dicf* de PAead, 




LONDON : 
WHITTAKER AND CO. 



\%Aa. 



THE IDIOMS OF THE FBENCfl LANGUAGE, 

JBy L. Malaher, B.A. (of the University of Paria.) 
— Whittaker and Co. London, 



OPINIONS OF THi: FBESS. 

The Court Journal. — The Idioms of the French Language is one 
of the most useful books of lingual instruction that we have ever 
seen. It is precisely what was wanted. By its aid the compara- 
tively unlearned may render faithful translations, and we hope, 
therefore, that we shall soon cease to see our translations embellish- 
ed with the galimatias that now so frequently comes under our 
notice. 

Reading Mercury. — The leading difficulty generally experienced 
in acquiring the French language is that of adapting the French 
idiom to that of our own tongue. The author of the above useful 
little work observes, that this difficulty lies generally in the pecu- 
liarity of the English expression ; be it as it may, a great difficulty 
does exist, and it appears to us that this series of exercises, with 
the vocabulary attached, will be found of very great service to the 
student. If we examine our own colloquial expression, it will be 
evident that it would be impossible to literally render them in the 
French tongue, as for example: '* That horse will not fetch ten 
guineas'* — ** The fire broke out in the night;" — ** do as you think 
fit;" — **he is a good-for-nothing fellow," &c. It will be seen 
that a work which at once presents the method of rendering this 
description of expression must be of great value. 

Church and State Gazette. — M. Malaher, who is an eminent and 
well known Professor of the French Language, has in this little 
volume conferred a great service upon students. He has supplied 
a deficiency which has so long existed that we ha d begun to de- 
spair of a remedy ever being found for it. To help young learners 
along the first paths, we have grammars without end, and of various 
degrees of merit, but we have hitherto had — and we now refer to 
the French language only — no grammar that has professed to 
make students acquainted with the idioms of the language, and 
to master the difficulties which such study necessarily contains. 
Perhaps Wanostrocht, in his old grammar of mixed excellence 
and absurdity, may be partially excepted from this category, but 
even he only led the scholar to the fastened gate ; he hardly told 
him how either to unlock or surmount the impediment. M. Malaher 
has very successfully efiected what so many of his predecessors 
have either failed in or neglected, because of the labour attendant 
on the task. We heartily recommend his work to vq«rj «^^ ;"«^^ 
has gained a knowledge of the Tud\mexA.% ol '^xero.Oa.* 't>KNa. ^^ 



consider to be an indispensable introduction to the effective use of 
M. Malaher's volume. This done, or indeed in course of doing, 
and the work before us may be successfully employed in connexion 
with any grammar or under any professor. We look on this alone 
as not among the least of the merits of a book, which contains many, 
which, we take pleasure in repeating confers much credit upon its 
able author, and which we earnestly hope will redound as much 
to his substantial advantage as it must to his reputation. 

Wifidsor Express, — This little work is a real desideratum for 
the English tyro who desires a perfect acquaintance with the 
French language, and is valuably important now, when every man 
of business ought to be belingual as regards the spoken language 
of England and France. But how few are so! Many think them- 
selves masters of French because they can read or translate (and 
our translations are very bad) French works of high literature, 
which is comparatively an easy task, as the style approaches to 
Latin. But let them talk to or listen to a Frenchman, and they 
will soon be undeceived. The cause of this defect is English 
ignorance of French Conversational Idiom, and this defect the 
work before us skilfully and systematically remedies. We cannot 
give it a higher praise than this brief character, and as such we 
cordially recommend it. 

Berkshire Chronicle. — This is a very ingenious little work, show- 
ing as it were comparatively how the difficulties of the French 
idiomatic expressions are very much increased by those of our 
own mother language, and furnishing the student with a vocabulary 
to assist in comprehending those almost untranslatable peculiarities 
which alone render the French language hard to be conquered for 
conversational purposes. It is intended rather for the advanced 
scholar than the beginner, and to such it will prove extremely 
useful. Mons. Malaherhas evidently acquired an unusually familiar 
acquaintance with our language, so indispensable when comparing 
it with his own. We can with entire confidence recommend the 
work. 

Hampshire Chronicle. — This is a very valuable work, and no 
French Scholar should be without it. 

Cambridge Chronicle. — Many persons who have acquired such a 
knowledge of the Freuch language as to read narrative with 
considerable facility, often experience much difficulty in the 
attempt to read a Comedy of Moli^re, or even in framing the most 
ordinary salutation. The use of the auxiliary avoir (to have) by 
our Gallic neighbours, in phrases in which we should employ itre 
to be), is a case in point, and which sorely puzzles the tyro. — The 
idioms, as most of our readers are aware, constitute the principal 



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difficuliy ; and the learner often obtains bat little assistance from 
his dictionary and grammar. Until he can freely handle (so to 
speak) the idiomatic phrases of a foreign language, the student 
will encounter much disappointment and annoyance in the attempt 
at intercommunication. Many elementary French books have 
passed under our notice, but we are not acquainted with any other 
having precisely the same object as the one now under notice. 
The alphabetical arrangement of the English phrases is here 
adopted, — the leading word in them being taken as the guide for 
classification, and the assistance requisite for turning them into 
French is relegated to the end. The author has been a teacher of 
the French language for ten years in this country, and his work 
bears evidence of a very intimate acquaintance with the idiosyn- 
cracies of our language. He has collected an extraordinary 
number of genuine English phrases for translation. Let the 
student well digest these, and he may safely take a trip to the 
French capital, and dispense with the humiliating attendance of 
an interpreter of his wishes and his wants. 

Nottingham Mercury, —^o all English students of the French 
tongue, those especially somewhat advanced in the study, we can 
conscientiously commend this little volume as a highly ingenious 
and valuable assistant, no useless circumlocutions are employed, 
but phrase for phrase and idiom for idiom, in the corresponding 
languages are faithfully and appropriately rendered. The work 
has supplied a grevious vacancy. High testimonials are appended 
to it. 

Kentish Observer. — This clever little work is intended rather for 
advanced scholars than for the beginner. We recommend it with 
confidence to all engaged in teaching or learning French. 

Liverpool Chronicle. — M. Malaher, in this useful work, has sup- 
plied a desideratum that has long been wanting. Numerous 
works have been published for aiding the student in the study of 
the French Language, but none has previously been published for 
furnisliing him with a good selection of useful and practical Idioms. 
Although this work is chiefly intended for the advanced pupil, yet 
from the conversational nature of its contents, it will be useful to 
all but the most youthful beginner. 

Bristol Mercury. — A useful little publication, elucidating the 
_ chief idiomatic usages of the French language. We think that any 
"person who could go steadily through the volume would find 
himself greatly advanced in the knowledge of the French language. 

Brighton Gazette. — M. Malaher's little book on French Idioms 
is a very useful addition to our stock of educatiot!kft\^wS5A. ^^.Sa. 
precisely in the Idiomatic expteaaioufi ol«.\^^^\3a.^feViosiX'vi5Nfc<2e>fc^ 



difficulty attendant on its study arises ; and such a work is there 
fore calculated to prove very acceptable. 

The Naval and Military Gazette. — Every one acquainted witl 
the French, or indeed any other modern European Language 
must be aware that, whether in speaking, writing, or translating 
Idiomatic forms of expression constitute one of the most for- 
midable difficulties in the way of a Student. To facilitate the 
conquest of such a difficulty is a point of vast importance ; anc 
in this view, we consider M. Malaher's labours deserving of higl 
praise. His plan is that of introducing all locutions of commoi 
and practical use in the spoken language, and furnishing in { 
vocabulary, alphabetically arranged, the means for translating 
them both correctly and elegantly. In the accomplishment of thif 
excellent plan we consider M. Malaher to have been eminently 
saccessful. He is well entitled to be proud of the testimoniali 
which he has adduced of character and talent. 

The Atlas* — French Idiomatic expressions form much of the 
'variety, as well as of the grace and delicacy, of the language. 
For conversation, a due knowledge of them is indispensable ; 
and any book which collects them accurately is sure to be useful. 
The little volume before us contains most of the sentences, in 
English, which are expressed idiomatically in French. The pro- 
per turning of these would be the most useful exercise possible 
for the student . . . There is a good vocabulary at the end. 



PREFACE. 



Notwithstanding the numerous and excellent bcolrs already- 
published for the purpose of aiding the Student in prosecuting 
the study of the French Language, it has been frequently re- 
marked, that there is not one which furnishes him with a good 
selection of useful and practical Idioms. Idioms being the 
physiognomy, and in some way, the soul of any language, it is 
by no means a light undertaking to attempt to supply this 
deficiency. 

If, too, it be a true remark, (hat during a whole lifetime we do 
but learn our own mother tongue, how thoroughly conversant 
with it ought he to be who would attempt to teach it to others in 
all its minute and delicate details. But besides the difficulties 
which thus naturally belong to the subject of Idioms, others 
have been created by those who have written upon it, not having 
made such a selection as would meet the wants of the generality 
of learners ; some, for instance, have introduced a large number 
of proverbs, many of them vulgar, and appear to have made it an 
especial point to give a round-about translation, French, without 
doubt, but unnecessary, there being another equally correct and 
more simple. Collecting together all the extraordinary and affected 
phrases they could meet with, they lead the enquirer to imagine 
that he must strive to imitate and mftstor the witticisms and eccen- 
tricities of the French language, which after all are but its mis- 
growths ; others, again, have placed their Idiomatical phrases 
indiscriminately, without classification, and giving the preference 
to such as are of more common utility, as though Pupils generally 
had 10 or 12 years to devote solely to an acquisition of the lan- 
guage, in all its varied forms, or had all such an equal amount of 
capacity, as to render it immaterial whether or no the matter pre- 
sented to them were strictly necessary. Nearly all seem to have 
forgotten, that a work on the Idioms, to be useful, should not be 
80 much an expose of the peculiarities of the French, (which 
usually are very well understood by the reader of French litera- 
ture), as a comparison of the phraseology of the two languages. 
On such comparison, it will be found that the difficulty lies generally 
in the peculiarity of the English expression ; which peculiarity, 
if unnoticed, will always prove a difficulty to any ouft «.\X.^Tcc^Kxs^>g» 
to speak. 



\y. PREFACE. 

We hear much about trying to think in French — it is attempting 
an impossibility, until a considerable degree of familiarity and 
fluency have been acquired ; nay, until the Student has nearly 
mastered the language, his ideas will present themselves in En. 
glish. Thus he will always look, if not for a translation of, yet 
that which corresponds to, his own phrase and words ; and then, 
if that can be given in his own way, it will help to strike his mind 
forcibly and impress upon his memory the French expression. 

It is with a view to procure these advantages, and, at the same 
time, avoid the above-mentioned faults, that these Exercises have 
been written. The Author has endeavoured to introduce all locu- 
tions of common and practical use in the spoken language, and has 
furnished in a Vocabulary the means for making a correct and ele- 
gant translation of them. All vulgarisms and alfected expressions 
have been carefully excluded ; the opinions of the best authors have 
been consulted ; and the highest authority in the French tongue, 
the Dictionary of the Academy, has been in constant request.. An 
alphabetical order has been observed to assist the Teacher or 
Pupil, in case he should prefer committing the translation of the 
Exercises to memory, which is, perhaps, advisable. The idioma- 
tical expression has also been printed in italic, to call the attention 
of the Pupil, and enable him to use the book as one of reference. 
Care has been taken to embody the Idioms in a clear sentence, so 
as to illustrate thoroughly the meaning of the expression, and at 
the same time give the Pupil the opportunity of practising what 
he knows of the language in a conversational phrase. In short 
no pains have been spared to make the book, if not a complete 
treatise on idioms, at least a useful book for the generality of 
English students. 

Half of the author's life has been spent in a close study of his 
native tongue ; ten years residence in England as a French Teacher, 
have given him the opportunity of becoming conversant with the 
idioms of the English. Whether, with these advantages, he has 
succeeded in the following pages in making himself useful, the 
public are invited to decide ; and should he have the good fortune 
to merit the approbation of that public and his Pupils, he will 
think himself amply rewarded for the pains which he has bestowed 
in compiling them. 



THE IDIOMS, 

OR EXERCISES ON THE DIFFICULTIES 

OF THE 

Jpretuj language. 



N. B. — The Vocabulary at the end of the book is intended to 
assist the pupil only in the idiomatical part of the phrases, 
which has been printed in itaUcs, He is supposed already to 
have a certain command of the language, and the ordinary dic- 
tionary may supply any deficiencies. 

Let it be observed mat, although these Exercises are par- 
ticularly intended for advanced pupils, they will be found, from 
the conversational natureof their contents, most useful to every 
class of learners, except those who are just commencing the 
study of the language. ' 



Abide. You may depend uponity we ^taU abide by your 
decision. I abide hy what you said. He is not wanting 
in abilities, although he looks so awkward. His sister 
has the best dbUity tor music. His uncle was a man 
of uncommon abUUies, We have no settledplace of abode. 
Now you have time, set about it in earnest. We were 
about to start when it came on to rain. . I never carry 
much money about me. She is much beloved by <dl 
abouiher. They walked four a6rea^. ^e has been abroad 
a great deal. He has spent most of his time abroad. He 
abiised me shamefully. You have no idea of the abuse 
he heaped upon me. I like that tradesman, he is so 
accommodating. That house has the best owxwawftd»r- 
Hon, We must accommodai;e o\iiae\ve^ \.o <£vcq^xssv- 



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stances. Music and drawing are two very necessary 
accomplishments. She is an accomplished woman. He 
did it of his own accord. They aU consented with one 
accord. He is such a one for turning every thing to 
account, I asked him to give me an account of the 
transaction. I do not know how to account for his 
conduct. You will be called to account for what you 
have done. Upon better acquaintance you will like 
him. He improves on acquaintance. He is a man of 
extensive acquaintance. 



Address — I had heard that he was paying his 
addresses to your sister. He has a pleasant address. 
What an ado you have made about nothing. You 
should see what an ado there is in the house, when 
uncle B. comes to visit them. Most French wines 
are €tdiulterated ; not more so, however, than Port or 
Sherry. That poor man looks quite broken down with 
age. He is under age. He will be of age to-morrow. I 
tmnk she will not live to see an old age. This weather 
does not agree with me. They toill agree very well to- 
gether, I agree to that. Well, agreed, then. My arm 
aches, that child is so heavy. I had the tooth-ache all 
night. She has always some ache or other. I see, sir, 
what you are aiming at. I always take a good aim, 
and seldom miss. He aim>s at great things. Leave 
the door c^ar. Set the alarum at four o'clock. He 
kept lis quite alive the whole evening with his jokes. 
She is equally alive to pain or pleasure. You should 
make allowance for the difference of age. He allowed 
him ten shillings a month for pocket-money, I will 
make every possible allowance^ but I cannot overlook 
it. That legacy will make some amends for his loss in 
trade* Do try to make am^ends for the time you have 
Jost. lam quite angry loith myself £ot W\\t\^ doue it. 



I never knew any one so easily provoked to anger, I 
am sure you will make him very angry if you do so. 
She lives on a small annuity. 



Answer, — In such a situation there must be much to 
answer for. That imdertaking does not answer. You are 
in a measure answerable for his conduct. We antici- 
pate great pleasure from his visit. That news was anti- 
cipated. She is a young person of respectable appear- 
ance. So you have made your appearance at last. That 
singer made his first appearancela^st night with applause. 
To whom can I apply for information ? The money 
was applied for the relief of the poor. — I have appointed 
to meet a friend at the Exchange at ten o'clock. How 
is it that you did not keep your appointm>ent ? He has 
an appointm^ent at the War-office. She is so dtiU of 
apprehension ; her sister is very quick. They are under 
a continual apprehension of receiving the news of his 
death. He was hound as an apprentice to a cabinet- 
maker last month. He will soon have served his ap- 
prenticeship, I saw them walking armr4n-arm. You should 
have seen how he threw his arms about, whilst he was 
speaking. In the middle of the night the cry, " to 
arms ! to arms !" echoed through the town. He was 
educated for the army. There is no doubt about it ; 
we have it from good authority. 



AvaU, — Your tears will be of no avail with him. Of 
what avail are laws if they are not to be executed ? The 
assertion might be doubtful : you had better ascertain 
it. Take him aside ; do not let any one hear what you 
say. Step aside and let me pass. I like this room 
because it has a south aspect. She assumes a ^i^^<»^ 
deal too much. How often do tlaa \CL«ka\feT^ cft^ef^A.^». 
the week? We shall aUmd at Ooa cfexemwv-j . ^^ 



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used to (xttend his lectures on chemistry. He attenti 
all the markets in the neighbourhood. My sisuit 
attends all the balls : as for me, I do not care abors 
them. Attend to your own business, and not to othea 
people's. The concert was very well attended Idt. 
night. She was attended by a first-rate physiciane 
That office requires his constant attendance ; but his 
salary is good. Attend to what I say, child. Upon an 
average they cost half-a-guinea each. What is ihe an/Br- 
age price of it ? Clear away, we have done. Take all 
that away, I do not want it. She was away from home 
six weeks. Ge^ away, you naughty child. 



Bach. — Since that affair, they turn their hacks upon 
me. It is not my fault, though he puts it all on my hack, 
I shall he hack presently. That boy has been a long time 
at school ; however, he is Yerjhackward, How many do 
you count in that har ? Mind and count four in that har, 
I see it is three in a har, with four flats. — She is the one 
for hargaimng. What a good hargain. It is ^te a 
hargam. He gave me half a yard into the ha/rgain, 
I never ha/rgain for anything. Her aunt has heen a 
mother to her. Four of us are going on a trip to 
France ; will you he one ? What is it tome whether 
he comes or not ? What is all that noise ohmU ? He 
should not say a word : that is nothing to him. There 
is no living in that place, everything is so dear. It is 
always so with me. It wa^ well for him that he was 
not there. How shall I heat it into her head, she is 
80 stupid? That heats everything I know. Such 
conduct does not hecome an honest man. That dress 
hecom>es you exceedingly ; it is so hecoming to your 
figure. One may see he knows how to hehave. He is 
an exceedingly wdUhehaved youth. They have hehaved 
very ill to tis. Her hehavionr is so cool and distant. 



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Benefit. — Sea-bathing will be beneficial to her. I 
shall not be at all benefited by it, I assure jou. We 
did our very best to serve you. I knew what you 
had better do, I shall not tell you what to do, you 
know best yourself. That child is so obstinate, I am 
afraid you will never get the better of him. What do 
you tlunk about it ? hcid I better go ? We went on 
board to visit the commander. We prefer having 
servants on board wages. He is always poring over 
his old books, his health is quite injured by it. He 
gets into every tradesman's books. We break up on 
the 20th. — The company broke tip at 11. He is broken 
down with age. Those houses bring him in five hun- 
dred a-year. We expect to bring him over to our 
party. With such coals, the fire can never bwm bright. 
That lamp does not bwm bright enough ; I can hardly 
see. They corr^ on tmioA &fmne«« in London. He always 
seems/t«Z2 of business* That is not the business in hand. 
I wish you to understand that this is no business of 
yours, — Irruike it my business to provide everything you 
want. I am so hot, quite in a bath. He deserves to 
be put on bread and water for such conduct. How shall 
we break through that immense crowd? Have pity 
on those poor children, it breaks my heart to see them. 
We are not the same age by a few months. 



Call, — Be ready, he wUl caU for you at four o'clock. 
*I caUed out to the coachman to stop, but in vain. The 
coach calls at several places between this and London. 
/ was called on to contribute fifty pounds. Give 
me a caU when you come to town. He does not care 
a straw for you. The orphans were placed wnder the 
care of a clergyman. He wHl care very little about 
what you may say. She has a carer^(ym countenance. 
I heard that they keep their carriage,. §>Vkfe \via&N«s:^ 
handsome features^ and a most ea8)j cairrwi^^* ^^^ 



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drives a carriage and four. He is a great man in 
the country, and carries every thing before him. I hope 
I shall be able to carri/ you through many difficulties. 
It is a desperate case ; I pity those poor people. As 
the case stands, I certainly cannot see them. She is 
plain, but there is a certain something about her which 
is sure to please every body. Can you give me change 
for a sovereign; no, I have no silver at all. We 
all get tired of the same thing, and want a change 
now and then. He does not bear the best character 
in the town. My name was mentioned before him 
the other day, and he did not give me a very good cha- 
racter. What character have you had with that ser- 
vant you have just been hiring ? There is a great 
ckoice of goods in that shop. Make your choice; 
choose what you like best. I have no choice. Church 
begins at six in the evening. Her brother has just 
entered the church. He is as poor as a church mouse. 
They are now in e€tsy circumstances. They were in very 
emharrcused circumstances five years ago. He is very 
circvmstanHoL when describing anything to you that 
he has seen. 



dear, — It was a most delicate affair ; however, he 
has got clear of it. At last we are dear of debts. By 
that business he cleared five hundred pounds. The 
weather is clearing up, I like to see my way clear 
before I set about a thing. He is very defoer in French, 
and his sister is particularly clever in drawing and* 
music. Your servant does every thing so cleverly^ 
that you must find him quite an acquisition. He 
is a clever man. I have paid him in his own coin. 
He writes euch very droll letters to us, full of odd 
words of his own coining. He has spent a great sum 
of money in collecting coins. Some coiners were 
discovered last week in a cave. He is shivering 
tri/A cold, poor child. His little hands are benumbed 



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with cold, I am very subject to take cold, I have a 
cold in my head. Your cold is not yet gone. A 
thought has just corns into my hsad. How came 
you to know that I was here ? Dark colours are just 
come into fashion. She corner of a good family. He 
will not come off so easily as he expects. By degrees 
we came to high words, and he struck me. When will 
your book come out ? She is afraid he must come to 
that at last. That does not corns to the same thing at all. 
You may give me a dozen ; what will they come to ? 
She did not c<yme to hersdf till two hours after the acci- 
dent. We cams up with them near Bath. 
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Comfortable, — What a nice comfortiMe house you 
have. They lead a comfortable life. That room will 
never look comfortcMe with so little furniture in it. The 
fire is so comfortable after our cold ride. She professes 
to teach music and drawing, and she is certainly com- 
petent to do so. When I have acquired a small 
competency I intend to retire. They keep a great 
deal of company. The company he keeps is of 
such a low character that we do not visit him. Her 
aunt has much more of her company than we have. 
We shall be pleased with your company if you like to 
come. Mr, B. requests the favour of JV&. D's company 
to dinner on Friday next. At last he complied with 
my entreaties. We ought to comply as much as pos- 
sible with established customs. That is beyond my com- 
prehension I must confess. That child is so duU of com- 
prehension. They may well feel the greatest anxiety, 
for his rank and fortune are concerned in the matter. 
I know all his concerns as well as I know my own. 
That is my concern, not your's. He is particularly 
concerned in the success of that undertaking. I have 
heard something concerning you. 



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Confined, — He has been confined to his bed for tl 
last five weeks. His ideas are so very confined. O 
garden is so confined that nothing will grow in ; 
Never mind, it is o^ no conseqtience to us whether y< 
do it or not. They are people of consequence. I 
assumes a great deal of consequence. I will take it in 
consideration and let you know. It is a matter th 
requires a great deal of consideration. They ha 
acquired a high consideration in the county. You shov 
be consistent in all you say and do. There is no ki] 
o{ consistency whatever in his conduct. That is not 
all consistent with my views. He delights in maki 
himself conspicuous. I do not like this seat, it is 
conspicuoiu. It is wrong of you to put sitch a h 
construction upon everything. The construction of tl 
house seems altogether bad. I fear it will turn g 
quUe eoTVtrary to their expectations. There is no ma 
ing him out, he so often speaks contrary to what 
thinks. She is so contrary ^ I know not what to do wi 
her. Leave it to her, she is so full of contrivance, tl 
she is sure to manage it. I contrived to pass unc 
served in the crowd. It is certainly an awkward p: 
dicament to be in, but surely you can contrive son 
thing or other. What an admirable contrivance. 



Convenience. — Call upon me at your convenience. 
shall expect you at four o'clock, if convenient. If j 
could make it convenient to come you would oblige r 
Although so young, he seems thoroughly conversantw 
public affairs. He is conversant with all the topics 
the day. He is cowi?er*aw* with many languages. Sii 
my misfortune, he has become so cool towards me tl 
he will hardly know me. I was able to keep myi 
quite cool during the dispute. We like to take < 
walk in the cool of the evening. Drink it up, it y 
cool jou. This is only the rough copy, I will wriU 



13 

fair one for you. What a nice cofy the writing-master 
has given me to-day. He is certainly not able to eope 
with you. Do you correspond with them ? It does 
not correspond with my ideas. That riband corresponds 
well with your dress. You shall have it at cost price. 
He sells his goods under prime cost. She has such a 
smiling countenance when she speaks to any one. I 
never saw a more pleasing countenance. At these words 
he put on a very grave covntenance. You will put him 
out of countenance if you stare at him. I cannot cotm- 
tenance such conduct as that. In the common course 
of things it must turn out right. It is better to let 
nature take its course. That is a matter of course. 
That little fellow is just able to crawl about, I cannot 
credit what you say. He will come oflF with credit. 
Much to his credit he refused. We have every 
thing upon credit. He cannot afford toytve credit to 
his customers. He is learning cyphering very nicely. 
That man is a mere cypher. 



Danger — He has g<me through many dangers, I think 
you need not fear any danger horn that quarter. For one 
month our lives were in danger, Idare sayjou have heard 
about it. I am so tired, I dare say you are. Well, I dare 
say they can come next week. How dare you, sir. He 
dared me to my face. Yes, I dare say ; I wish you may 
get it. It grows dark ; it is beginmng to grow dark. 
We are quite in the dark as to his doings there. We 
were iu total darkness for an hour. It was at break of 
day. We will go some day next week. I shall have 
it some day, I suppose. My day's u>ork is done. I 
spent many merry days in that house as a child. In the 
good old days of merry England. Was it by daylight ? 
yes, in broad day-light. Get up, children, it is das^-- 
light. Broad day-light. What are ^ou dajwdU-o^ oyiOMX*^ 



u 

What a datocUe jou are. You may be sure he will be 
deaf to that. He pretends to he deaf. There is no 
worse kind of deafness than that of those who do not 
like to hear you. lou will have to cfoa^ with a very cun- 
ning fellow. That man is ea^ to deal tmth. We do not 
deed in that kind of goods. I know perfectly how to 
deal with him. I call that a fair way of dealing^ 
He is over head and ears in debt. Such foolish ex- 
pences have brought him into debt, and he sinks deeper 
and deeper every day. My uncle forgave me my debt. 
What do I remain in your debt ? 



Denial. — I received a flat denial. Poor man ; you 
ought at least to have softened jour denial to his request 
with some kind words. He is one of those sort of men 
who will not take a denial. She indulges all her fancies, 
and denies herself nothing. / was denied admittance. 
We depend upon you. They have nothing to depend 
upon. I depend greatly upon him for the success of 
my affair. Depend upon it he will refuse you. In 
the depth of winter. He failed in his design. She 
has everything to her hearths desire. Desire him to 
come in. Mama desires me to thank you for your 
kindness. Bg the especial desire of my friends. I 
leave you to determine for the best. He is a deter^ 
mined little fellow. He died of a determination of 
blood to the head. This dress will look very nice when 
dyed black. It is a nice colour, but the dt/e comes out 
terribly. Will this shawl take a red dye ? It was 
enough to make one die with shame. The die is at 
length cast. The difficulty lies in that. I have 
smoothed the diffictdties for you, you must do the rest. 
He raises diffictdties about every thing. She was sud- 
denly seized with a dimness in her eyes. What a dim 
light. We sat down twenty to dinner. We have just 



15 

done dinner. Will you take di, family dinner with us ? 
If you will stay, it will soon be on the table. Supper 
always disagrees with me. How is it you are always 
disagreeing with your brother ? I cannot agree with 
you there. They agree very well together. It was a 
small party, as they were disappointed of so many of 
their friends. As a boy he promised to be very clever, 
but we are quite disappointed in him. He promised to 
come ; I hope he will not disappoint us. 



Discretion, — I cannot advise you ; use your own . 
discretion. He always acts tuith discretion. You are 
so indiscreet in what you say. He has arrived at years 
of discretion ; he is no longer a boy. That young 
person is a disgrace to her family. What a disgraceful 
transaction. I am displeased with myself for having 
done so. I think he is displeased with me. I fear his 
affliction will disqualify him for that employment. 1 
can answer for him, he is perfectly qtudifed for that 
post. I have nothing to do with them now. He does not 
know what to do with himself. What have you to do 
with it ? That has nothing to do with the other. He 
has sent four, unll that do? 1 will go when 1 return ; 
that will do. Cannot you ask your father for more 
money ? no, that would not do at all. They have set 
up in London, and are doing well. She ought to have 
dime tvith dancing ; she is too old now. We can do 
very well without them. Do come and see us soon. 
I bet you £20 ; done. For an old woman, she is too 
particular in her dress. Dinner is ready ; is not your 
sister coming down ? She is dressing. That youug lady 
dresses well. Is she not too fond of dress ? They 
were dressed out as if, they expected a large party. 
The leaves drop off one by one. I did not answer hixsjL^ 
and so the matter dropt. Cannot 'jou ^^^ 'ccka ^ drronp "^ 



16 

Drowsinets, — I have felt very drowsy the last few 
days. Shake off that drowsiness. Trade is very dull 
just now. As I think of their sufferings it makes ms 
dtdl. It was in the dtisk of the evening. It beg^ins 
to get diisk^ This windy day the dust flies to every- 
body's eyes. Wipe the dtAstoffihsX table. 



RECAPITULATORY EXERCISES. 

A. 

Send him ab<mt his buisiness. He will tell you how 
to set about it, I certainly will accommodate you if I 
can. You shall have the best accowmodation for very 
little money. He allowed his wife five hundred a-year. 
They have given him but a small allowance. The door 
was ajar, and I clearly saw what took place. I do not 
like that acquaintance. On acqiunntance you will like 
them better. Your uncle will call you to account for 
your conduct. We did not spend such an agreeable 
evening as we anticipated. How very assuming that 
little fellow is. They are often seen arm4n^-arm in 
public. That appointment is worth three hundred 
a-year. As for knowing to whom you ought to apply ^ 
I really do not. I cannot muke it answer, the average 
being only thirty shillings a ton. I heard they had 
some angry words. He is quite angry with himself 
for letting such an opportunity escape. How long 
have you been away ? He is a dangerous man. I do 
my best to get away from him. They took everything 
away during the night. I set aside everything else to 
see you. The queen's physician attended him through 
his illness. He is always out : his brother aitends to 
his business for him. If you attend Dr. B's. lectures^ 
you will find them very beneficial. I thought he was 
under age. She must certainly be of age now. I can 
make no allowance whatever for her. What will he do 
when it is known abroad ? If he does it of his own 
accord, well and good. Will that not make amends 
for his past conduct ? I am not sure, but I may sowv 
ascertain it. After all, it is only 'wVla\.'v«^a^.^^2^ aa\\- 
cipated. 



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B. 



Those two or three bars are rather difficult. What 
are you about, children ? 1 have never derived any 
benefit from Dr. B*s. prescriptions. They say that his 
business is very flourishing. I wish people would mind 
their own business. He is taller than my brother by 
two inches . What I do w nothing to any of them, why 
should they interfere ? What is it to us whether they 
go or not ? He ought to know how to behave himself 
before this. He behaves ill to everybody. Do you 
want to know of a good boarding-house ? 1 can recom- 
mend you one. If I could board with the family I 
should prefer it. There is very little business carried 
on there now. We have business to settle together. 
You must try to break that child of such bad habits. 
They will certainly turn their backs upon you after such 
conduct. When shall you be back again ? in half an 
hour. We are going on the water : will you be one of 
us? It does not become you to speak so. She likes 
the dress very much, but she is afraid it will not become 
her. The lamp can never burn bright with such oil as 
that. Her prospects in life are not the brightest. He 
is kept on bread and water. There is no living with 
such people : as for me, I cannot bear them. I have 
done my best ; I can do no more. I cannot advise you ; 
you know best what should be done. When do you 
break up ? about the middle of June, I suppose. The 
fire broke out during the night in the kitchen. Do you 
want a bargain ? I can sell you this watch ; do not 
miss this opportimity, it is quite a bargain. You should 
always bargain at a French shop, as they are sure 
always to ask more than they will take. I have got a 
pair of gloves into the bargain. 



19 



Sucn a man, when once in power, will carry every- 
thing before him. A good deal of trade is carried on 
between Liverpool and Dublin. They ffive me a very 
had character, I have no doubt. He is a very doubtful 
character. Next year I hope I shall be dear of all dif- 
ficulties. The weather may clear up before night. 
That is a word of your own coining, I think. Have 
you ever seen any money coined? The book came out 
only last week. It was rather an unpleasant affair ; 
how did he come off? They say broad-brimmed hats 
are coming into fashion. I do not feel competent to 
judge in that matter. Those subjects are beyond the 
comprehension of a child. How didl of comprehension 
you are. He looks a man of consequence. What a con- 
sequential air he has. The society in which he moved 
has given him very confined notions of things. She has 
been confined to her room all the week. What a very 
confined space it occupies ; it quite spoils the effect. 
Comply with his request. We are very comfortable 
here, why should we go anywhere else ? What a cowi- 
fortahle fire. Everything looks comfortable in their 
little house. Such droll ideas come into people's heads. 
Since their father's death they have been in very reduced 
circumstances. Under such circumstances I cannot pos- . 
sibly do it. He once kept his carriage. A carriage- 
and-four occasionally passes through this town. He 
is a man that cares for nothing in the world. They 
both look ill and care-worn. Is it church-time yet ? 
I think I hear the beUs. His father wishes him to go 
into the church. How did you manage that so cleverly ? 
In that family they are all clever. Colds are soon caught, 
but not so easily cured. She has such a bad cold in her 
head. After <tome time she came to herself. That is 
what we mufti all come to. If you taki^ «. Twss^^t: <^S. 
them, they will come to a little leas, '^e ^o tlqX* va\«^^ 



20 

to keep any company this winter. Now you live close 
to us, I hope you will let us have a little more of i/&ur 
company, I never enquire into other people's concerns. 
What oo you know concerning them. He is a man 
of some consideration in the place. Fifty pounds is 
nothing to him, but it is a consideration with me. Con- 
trary to my wishes he is gone to India. Why should 
you be so contrary : you made yourself disliked. If 
you will but listen to me, you will see that it comes to 
the same thing. I came up with him quite unexpect- 
edly. That poor young man keeps such had company^ 
that it must prove his ruin. Why do you not go and 
visit them ? I am sure they will be pleased with your 
company . She puts a had construction upon everything 
I say. Tell him it wiU not be convenient for us to see 
him to-day. Can you make it convenient to attend 
your pupils on Fridays. Here is the rough copy of my 
letter. I have written that copy before, will you let 
me have another. I shall not answer that letter, as a 
matter of course. Let things take their course and all 
will be right We have a great choice of those arti- 
cles. If I had my choice, 1 should stay at home. 



These books cannot be often used they are so dusty. 
How the dust flies to-day. See how tiie apples are 
dropping offtha trees. Let us drop that subject now* 
We arrived just after dusk. Do not go out now, it will 
soon be dusk. What a dtUl day. The markets have 
been very duU the last month. I have felt very drowsy 
after tea lately : what can it be ? What can this drow- 
siness mean ? If I were to speak to my father it would 
not do, I hear your brothers are doing well in busi- 
ness ; I am glad of it. You are a great girl now, you 
ought to have done with such chSdish talk as that. 
She dresses very badly ; she has no taste whatever. 



21 

Did you observe how she was dressed out this morning" ? 
She must have been expecting some one particular. 
I cannot excuse her extreme fondness for dress. If 1 
do it in the evening, will that do ? What wiU he do 
tcith himself now that he has lost his father. Tell my 
brother he has nothing to do with it. What 1 think 
about it to-day has nothing to do wUh what I said 
yesterday. Shall I buy a dozen of them ? Yes, that 
wiR do. How can you excuse such disgraeefvl condiect ? 
What a disgrace to the whole family ! He is displeased 
with us all, but we do not mind it. I am quite dis- 
pleased with myself for having had anything to do 
with it. K I were you, I would have that shawl dyed 
black. Are you sure the colour will not come out ? I 
should prefer a red one, if you think it will take it. 
What, have you onLj just done dinner? it is so very 
late. We sat down to dinner at 5 o'clock. I always 
take a family dinner with them when I go to town. 
Do you understand well where the difficulty lies ? When 
you come to the point he is sure to raise a number of 
difficulties. He has no one now to smooth the difficul- 
ties for him. They depend upon a friend to help them 
out of this difficulty. He cannot be depended upon. 
Depend upon it that will never happen. 



I have been desired to call upon you to-day. Mama 
desires her compliments to you, and will expect you to- 
morrow. I have heard that he is a very determined cha- 
racter. He hardly knows how to determine now. They 
fear a determination of blood to the head. Do you think 
they will agree long together? She is always disagreeing 
with her neighbours. I cannot agree to that. If fruit 
disagrees with you, do not eat it. You have already 
disappointed us several times, I hope you will not t.<y- 
day. Let him use his own c^i^cretum) W-on^ tlq>\5kss\% 



22 

to say to him. You need not be afraid, he will tue 
the greatest duoretion. Do jou remember jou are 
still forty pomids in my debt ? He will soon get into 
debt if he goes on so. Their father never denies them 
anything. He flatly denied it when I mentioned it to 
him. She will not tdte a denial ; she will have it some 
way or other. One might do something if one knew 
how to deal toith him. He deals mostly in Indian g^oods. 
Are you aware what a selfish man you have to deal 
with ? What is that little daudle about all this time ? 
You are always dandling your time away, I am quite 
vexed with you. We reached the town at break of day. 
I intend to come and see you som^ day next week. It 
was daylight before the ball was over. He did it in 
broad daylight. I dare say you know what I am come 
for. I wish you would mdce me a present of that 
watch. I dare say, indeed ! I am quite in the dark as 
to his intentions. It was groiving dark, and so we were 
afraid to go any farther. 



23 



Ear, — She has a good ear for music. Do not lend 
an ear to his flattering. If it should reach your 
uncle's ear you are undone. What has he been whis- 
pering in y<mr ear all this time. Do you think he 
spoke in earnest ? He used his most earnest entreaties 
in vain. I know what the result will be, and so I make 
myself easy about it. He Hkes to tahe his ease, I have 
eaten a good dinner. I never eat any supper. That 
ham eats better than I expected. Eaten up with cares. 
Giye an edge to that knife. Leave that alone, you set 
my teeth on edge. He elbowed his way through the 
crowd. Get away, you are always of my elbows. He 
pushed me toith his elbow. Place the emphasis on that 
syllable. There is no end to her chatter. He came 
to a shameful end at last. My hair stood on end with 
fright. It wiU end in their shame. He engrosses all 
the trade of the place. I do not like people to engross 
all the conversation to themselves. They have more 
than enough, I do know it well enough, to my cost. 
It is true enough. They gave us a splendid entertain- 
ment. It was most entertaining to see them. They 
entertained us with the best things of the season. We 
have had a narrow escape. The guard favoured the 
escape of the prisoners. My friend has an estate in 
Normandy. He came into a fine estate last year. He 
resides upon his estate. If I get this game, we shall 
be even. You will have no reason to reproach him, 
you are upon even terms. Now sir, we are even. 



Expense, — I cannot afford such an expense. I was put 
to great expense to no purpose. He cannot meet aVL 
his expenses with his small income. Tket^ Tmja\.\i^ «• 
great expense attending such a \>\iame«&. T^V^i ^^x^ 



24 

laughing at Ms expense. That was certainly a veiy 
unguarded expression. We used very forcible expres- 
sions. He has a countenance expressive o^vaxi^ judge- 
ment. He requires a strict eye oyer him. She is very 
wise in her otcn eyes. I tried in vain to catch her eye, 
1'he sun shines in my eyes. Be ready €ft all events. I 
would not mind telling him so to his face. He puts the 
best face he can upon the matter. It was faced toitk 
marble. He stared me in the face. She laughed in my 
face most insolently. He went away with a longfaoe^ 
He is a plain matter-of-fact man. That is not fair, 
whatever he may say to the contrary. Write that page 
fair. My brother, when hunting last week, had a bad 
fall, I try to fall in with other people's taste as much 
as possible. A trifling circumstance caused them to 
fall out. He fell in the battle. My heart ^ai^ me. 
He failed to a large amount. If I would let him, he 
would soon become verj familiar. With a small in- 
come he has a large family to maintain. To their 
great disappointment, they have nofomiUy, He is quite 
& family man. When the fancy takes him, he thinks 
nothing of walking ten miles before breakfast. A 
fancy takes me to stop that man, and to ask him some 
questions. They talk of having a fancy baU. 



Far from, — That is far from being the case. You 
wish me to go then ? No ; far from it, if you wish it. 
Far from being so intimate, I scarcely speak to him. 
Far be it from me to deceive any of you. We fared like 
princes. They did not fare worse than others. Coach- 
man, what is the fare to London ? Waiter, bring me 
the biU of fare. Good bye ; fare ye well. Little Mrs. 
B. leads the fashion of this place. Long dresses came 
into fashion by the queen. They are trying to revive 
the old fashions. Short sleeves are going out of fashion. 
He is one of the fashionaible young men of the town. 



25 

He finds faidt with everybody. I know not which of 
you is in faidt She most unjustly lays the fault on me. 
That piece has no fattlt but its length. She is in great 
favour with her aunt, but quite out of favour with her 
cousins. He is not yet restored to favowr with his 
commander. Will -^ou favowr me with a reply as soon 
as possible ? I fear he vMfeel that injury very deeply. 
He feels for the distresses of others. How smooth your 
hdjid. feels, Mj feelings were shocked at such a sight. 
You must avoid hurting his feelings as much as possi- 
ble. 



Fetch, — ^That horse originally cost eighty guineas, 
now it ujiU not fetch ten. One does not often see such 
an elegant ^/E^re. I should not cut a very bright^/^rure 
amongst so many great people. What a figure you 
are. He has it idl at Ya&fmgerd ends. Do not point 
at people with jourfwger. The fire broke out in the 
night. They fired the guns every five minutes. On 
that occasion they let off splendid fvtefomks, 1 gene- 
rally foimd him in his arm-chair hg ihef/reside. What 
'^ fiery horse you have there. He is subject to epileptie 
Jits, They were in^ of laughter all the evening. He 
often gives way to fits of rage. Do as you think fit. 
If you think fit to go you may do so. That coat^; 
you admirably. It w not fit for you to go out in such 
weather as tJiis. The ship hoisted the British flag. 
All the people floch to his church. They are all pas- 
sionately fond of music. She loves him with ihefond- 
r. ess of a, mother. He expected to play the fool with 
me, but he made a mistake. Do not make a fool of 
yourself. How foolish you are. The house is at the 
foot of the hill. He was bound hand and foot. If you 
tread in his footsteps you will do well. They have set 
a subscription on foot for that family. He tt«cn^<K3» 
everything underfoot. You shall not set ywwr Joot \». 
my house again. The mule is a sure-footed «x^xc^« 



26 

Form, — If I do it, it is only ior fomCs sake. It k a 
mere matter of form. I once had my fortune told by 
a gipsey. I wish he would not make iofree with me. 
He is toofreCy both with his money and his adyioe. 
We are quite /rae from any blame in that afiFair. Pray 
do not fret yourself about it. How that child keeps 
fretting. He is sure to make friends whereyer he goes. 
He certainly skewed himself a friend. That is not at 
all like a friend. They are on YerjfriencUy terms. 
Town is always fuU at this season. There was a fuU 
house at CoTent Garden last night. She must be fkU 
five-and-twenty. I only did it for fun. We had such 
fun last night. You will not be the gainer hy it. He 
will not gain her affection yery soon. What have you 
gained by that bargain ? I do not like it, you are al- 
ways making game of me. You need never fear for 
him, he always plays a sure game. He is playing a 
losing game ; he will soon be deceived. He is a gentle- 
man. He looks very much the gentleman. He is 
much more the gentleman than his brother. She says 
she will not have him, he is too much the gentleman for 
her. Gentlemen^ you may withdraw. We got into a 
crowd, and did not know how to get out of it again. 
What will you get hy such a barg^n as that. We could 
not get a word from him. I cannot get offnowy it Is too 
late. Cret away ; get out of my sight. How am I 
to get over his scruples ? I hope he will soon get rid of 
his prejudices. I have got through that book at last. 
He has got on very slowly in the navy, he is only 
just made lieutenant. 



Giddiness. — I am subject to giddiness in the head. 
What a giddy girl you are. I feel so very giddy. 
The living is in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. 
There are few young men so highly gifted as he is. 
He gives himself up for a lost man. They have given 



27 

<m^ that he intends toleare England. S^is^fioenfgp 
hj the physicucn. From that time I gave myseif up 
entirely to study. I mean to give up all connection 
with them, a.s their acquaintance is against my interests. 
He wishes me to give up my house to him. They give 
away a great deal to the poor. I just had a glance at 
the paper for five minutes. I glanced round the room 
to see if there was anybody there I knew. He gave 
me a yery significant glance. They go hand and glove 
together. From not knowing the road, we went two 
miles out of our way. I am afraid the law-suit will 
go against them. If you go by what he says you can 
make no mistake. They are always going backward 
and forward to each other^s houses. The guns were 
going off all day yesterday. Do you intend to go on 
with that book this evening ? He is gone over to the 
other party. She went through the operation better 
than we expected. 



Good, — Mind and be goody children. He is a good- 
for-nothing fellow. Did he make his claim good? 
As I am the cause of the damage, I must make it 
good to you. No good will come out of that, I am 
sure. That is a good one. She is the greatest gossip 
in the neigbourhood. I detest such ^o^^i^nn^r. What 
A little gossip she is. All my horses are turned out to 
-grass. I am within his grasp, what shall I do? 
Nothing could make him let go his grasp. I am half 
afraid of him, he has such a forbidding gravity. At 
his age a little gravity would be much more becoming. 
It is no fault of your's, why should yon grieve about it ? 
It grieves me much to be obliged to speak on that sub- 
ject with you. I am going upon sure ground, or I 
should not say so. That house is tumbling to the 
ground. The water gains ground a great deaU 1 «q2^ 
pose she has done grouping now ? 1^ \& «k. \x^^ ^^ ^^ 



28 

slowest growth, I will shew you some plants of m^ 
own growth. That one Is of English growth. Unfor- 
tunately I was off my guard. He pleaded guilty. He 
will plead not guiltg. 



Hahit, — He has got into bad halits lately. You will 
never break him of that habit. It has grown iuto a 
habit. He was within a hair's breadth of being drowned. 
He pulled me by the hair. I cannot have the tilings 
done by halves in that manner. K you find it too ex- 
pensive, I will go halves with you. Divide it into half. 
He shook hands vidth me. The prince wrote to him 
toith his own hand. It is here ready at hand, if you 
like to have some. The holidays are at hand, I am so 
glad of it. He knows how to turn his hand to every- 
thing. He has not yet put the finishing hand to lus 
work. His father keeps a strict handover him. I wish 
some one would take it off my hands. That girl writes 
a nice hand for her age. She verites such a small hand, 
that one can hardly read her letters. The two brothers 
go hand-inr-hand in everything. They have no idea of 
saving ; they live ixom. hand to mouth. Charles, hand 
Mrs. B. to her carriage. Will you hand that plate to 
me ? They are hand and glove together. He threw 
money to tJbie people by hands-ftll. It is such a handy 
thing to have by you. That servant is handy at every- 
thing. If you should ever happen to see such a thing, -^ 
let me know. If your coming here should happen to 
be known, what will you do ? I know exactly how it 



Happy. — I am happy to hear your mother has reco- 
vered. No one can have an idea of the hardships he 
has gone through. Poor man ! he means no harm. 
What harm is Qiere in saying so ? It may do you a 



. 29 

great deal of harm, I sent the children to their uncle's, 
to be out of harm's way. We went post-haste, I do 
not approve of things done so hastily. Thej hastened 
to the spot as soon as they heard of it. Good bye, ex- 
cuse haste, 1 have it from good authority. Now you 
have it, but it has taken you a long time to guess it. 
Everything has turned out as he wished to have it. 
What would you have him do ? Of these two which 
shall I have ? Do you not feel hungry after your walk ? 
what will you have ? Hold up your head^ child. He 
takes such curious things into his head sometimes. I 
gave the horse his head when he came to the hill. 
They let him do everything that comes irito his head. 
He is a very strong-headed fellow. I have a gold- 
headed cane. He has impaired his health by over 
anxiety. What a healthy-looking man he is. 1 heard 
that her health was materially improved by the change 
of air. Your health, ladies. 



Hear — We are expecting to hear good news from 
India shortly. We hear very sad news from our friend 
at D. I called him, but he would not hear, I was 
Tvithin hearing, you should have called me. He ts out 
of hearing, I cannot vouch for the truth of it, it is 
only hearsay. I have such a feeling of heaviness all 
over me. That loss will lie heavy on their minds. 
Wretched man ! his guilt lies heavy on his mind ; you 
may see it in his face. His time lies heavy on his hands ; 
he hardly knows what to do with himself. What a 
heedless giddy child you are. 1 must always be at his 
heels, or he would never do anything. Mind ! you are 
treading on my heels. Accidents will happen some- 
times, we cannot help it, I am truly sorry it is so, but 
I cannot help it. He would not come if he could avoid 
it, but he cannot help it. They have some kind rela- 
tions, who will help them out of t\ie\i \.Tavji5^^. '^^^Ns*. 



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qmte MpUu with both her hands. There is no Up 
for it, he is a ruined man. WHIl yon hdp joar sister 
to some vegetables ? You hare nothing in your plate ; 
help yourself to what you like. They are very kigk 
people indeed. They came to high words and he struck 
him. It was divided by a wall breast high, I pay two 
pounds ar-year for highway rate. The prizes run hi^. 



Hint, — I hinted aJb his former conduct, and he very 
well understood me. He looked as if he would not take 
yourhirU, IgaYehimaye]T6rock]?Atn^aboutit. She is 
a very good actress, but, however, she displeased the 
audience that night^ and was hissed off the stage. Tou 
are very hoarse^ how is that ? Why, I was in the wet 
yesterday for two hours. He is to be sent to prison if 
his creditors can lay held of him. He laid hold of him 
by the collar, and shook him violently. With very 
great difficulty they obliged the dog to let go his hold. 
That scheme has taken a strong hold of his imagination. 
We have only four days' holidays at Easter. We are 
to have a half-holidccy to-morrow. We are g^ing to 
Paris during the summer holidays. You have been so 
shut up lately, that a holiday will do you good. There 
is nothing like having a home of one's own to go to. 
If your cousin comes, will you see her home again ? 
He always had a great reputation, a^^om^ and abroad. 
That is coming home to the point; he must surely 
understand you. Mrs, F. requests the honour of Mrs. 
D's. company, with her daughter, to dinner, on the 
fifth instant. We were honoured with cards of invi- 
tation to Mrs. B's. party last week. Such conduct 
does not reflect mum honour on him. The highest 
honours were conferred on him for his services to his 
country. 



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Hope, — I indulge the hope of seeing my situation 
ameliorated soon. He was disappointed in his hopes. 
This will revive his hopes a little. His poor mother 
always entertained hopes of his reformation. At the 
top of the hill he hlefuo the horn. He has heen riding a 
fine horse lately. He alighted from his horse and 
walked through the town. I heard he had d^faUfrom 
his horse; did you hear of it ? Order the horses to be 
put to by ten o'clock. Do not ask him now, he is not 
in one of his best humours. If you knew how to hu- 
mour him, you might get what you like. I hunted the 
whole house oyer and could not find it. I have been 
hunting after you a long time, where were you ? The 
hunting season begins in October. You always do 
things in a hwny, they cannot be well done. Why do 
you hurr^ yourself ao ? Good bye ; I cannot stop : we 
are hurrying down to the quay, I have hurt my foot. 
Drink it up, it cannot hurt you. I can hardly a£Ford 
it, but I will give him half-a-crown, that cannot hurt 
my pocket much. 



RECAPITULATORY EXERCISES. 



E. 

Eal good breakfasty as you have to wait till four 
o'clock. I cannot sleep after eating supper. He looks 
quite eaten up with disease. You may make yourself 
easy ahout him, there is no danger now. That is 
right, take your ease when you can. There will be no 
end of complaints, if you mention it to her. I am 
afraid that some day he will come to a shocking end. 
It quite made my hair stand on end. That book seems 
to engross all her attention. Wherever he is, he is 
sure to engross all the conversation. His estate in 
Devonshire is worth two thousand a-year. The oldest 
son comss into tlie estate at the death of his father. 
Two thousand crowns were offered to him, if he would 
favour his escape. He has had a narrow escape this 
time, I shall hear to-morrow at all events. If I could 
have caught his eye^ I was going to beckon to him. 
The sun shone so much in my eyes that I could not see 
at all. I advise you to keep a strict eye over him. 
It is a failing in that family they are all very wise in 
their own eyes. An ungwirded expression may lead to the 
most serious consequences. The most forcible expres- 
sions were of no effect whatever. With a countenance 



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expressive of the greatest sense, he had the most 
winning manners. They will laugh at my expejtse, 
but I do not care. Eyen with no family, travelling 
is attended toith great expences, I wanted so much to 
win this game that we may he even, I will treat wit||. 
you, but only upon even terms. You paid him out; 
famously for what he has done, now you are even. 



How can you expect to meet all the expenses of such 
a situation. Perhaps you are able to afford such an 
expense; I cannot. That expense is to no purpose 
whatever. What a splendid entertainment we had, 
had we not ? We were highly entertained with his non- 
sense. However erUertaining it may be, I do not ad- 
vise you to go. Before inviting people, and strangers 
above all, you ought to know how to entertcdn them. 
It seems more natural to place the emphasis on that 
syllable. He is a man thiat will have plenty of elhow 
room. He will be constantly at your dbow to annoy 
you. You would have been amused to see him eHbovj- 
ing his way to the platform. That noise quite sets my 
teeth on edge, be quick. Do give an edge to my pen- 
knife for me, I cannot make it cut. It is friM enough 
that he has been disgraced. You have more than 
enough to live upon, therefore you ought not to be so 
anxious. I hope you oflre not in earnest when you say 
so. With her most earnest erUreaties she could not 
succeed. If I find she has a good ear for music I will 
go to the expense of a good master. I hope it will 
not reach my mother's ear. Those things should be 
whispered in the ear. 



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If I were you, I should tell him so to his face. J£ 
you mention it to her, she is sure to laugh in yowrface, 
JJA-my opinion she v&fuJH thifij years of age. 1 did 
« know they were on such fnendly terms. Her chil- 
dren fret dreadfully, it must he a great annoyance. 
You are certaiiAj Jree from any hlame, you did what 
you could to prevent it. We must appear before the 
authority as a matter of farm. That horse has been 
bred on the mountains, and is a sure-footed ajaimal. He 
is loved with the greatest fondness by his parents. They 
Jlock hy hundreds to hear him. The church was ftdl^ 
to hear the bishop preach. That is what I call acHng 
like a friend. Do come, we expect to have a little fun. 
You fret yourself about nothing, you should try to be 
more reasonable. He makes rather too free toith his 
father's purse ; I do not think he much approves it. 
Do yo see that old g^psey ? come, let us have our for" 
tune told for sixpence. I shall write, but merely for 
form's sake. K they were to set a subscription on foot, 
they might raise a good deal of money. Unfortu- 
nately, he treads in the footsteps of his wretched father. 
They were bound hand and foot, and could not move. 
He IS an unprincipled man, and tramples under foot 
the most sacred laws of humanity. Her brother being 
an artist, she has become passionately fond of drawing. 
Brighton is always full at this time of the jear. He is 
of such a disposition as to make friends anywhere. She 
was going to make free with me, but I soon put a stop 
to it. 



You will not play the fool with me, I can tell 
you. He seems to delight in making a fool of himself. 
How foolish of you. As soon as they hoisted the French 
flag, they were permitted to go on. I should think it 
was not fit for her to go out in such weather. That 



35 

coat will Jit ymi now. I suppose you will let me do as 
I think fit ? Did you notice what a figure he vxu ? 
She certainly has an elegant fiigwre, but that is all. 
You will always be in favour with them ; as for me, I 
am quite out of favour now. When he is in one of his^i^ 
of rage, you had better keep out of his way. The eccen- 
tricity of his remarks caused fits of laughter. The 
horse yriR fetch ten pounds, but not one shilling more. 
The old man had no other fauU than his being too ge- 
nerous. Why should you lay the fault on kim. He is 
rather fiery, but kind-hearted notwithstanding. In 
one of her apoplectic fits she fell on the fire. You do 
not seem to care much whether you hurt people's feelings 
or not. It is no wonder she finds fauU with you, as she 
finds fault with eyerybody. Is not Mrs. D. one of the 
fq§liionable ladies of the place ? Feel how soft it is, like 
velvet. The guns will he fired to morrow, it is the 
queen's birthday. It is an old fashion revived. The 
loss will be deeply felt by the whole family. Did you 
hear where the fire broke out ? I think they intend to 
let off fireworks this evening. I wish he would favour 
me with a line, it would not give him such a very great 
deal of trouble. We will talk about it by the fireside 
to-night. 



You need not expect to puzzle her, she has it 
all at her finger^s ends. Who leads the fashion 
among the gentry round here ? I expect some day or 
other to see buckles come into fashion again. I will teU 
him so to his face some day. You are too daring. I 
am afraid you will have a serious fall at last. I heard 
that he has taken a fancy to Ins cousin. You had 
better put the best face that you can upon the matter. 
I wish you would try to fall in with their whims and 
fancies. My old aunt always had a great faws^ fc^^ 
parrots. She will famcy I know uol ^wViaX, *^ ^wx ^'c^ 



36 

not go. Why do you stare people in the face like that ? 
I am afraid his heart ivUlfail him before it is oyer. 
Fancy balls were quite fashionable last winter. I am 
far from wishing to oppose him in any way. If he 
fails it will be for twenty thousand pounds at least. 
He is likely to become very famUiar in a short time. 
Did you say so ? No, far from it : I said just the very 
contrary. Why put on such a hnff face ? There is 
nothing polished in him, he is a plain matter-of-fact 
man. It will not take you more than ten minutes to 
write that page fair. The fare, sir, is ten shillings. 
As you /are like a prince, you must expect to pay like 
a prince. Do not charge me more than other people, 
that is not fair. How does he manage to maintain his 
family? I see you are quite & family man, and 1 es- 
teem you for it. They have been married four years, 
have they any favuly ? Far from lending him any 
money, I am going to make him pay what he owes me 
already. Waiter, let me see the hiU of fare. Fare je 
toelli good people. 



Gainer. — If I was to be a gainer instead of a loser 
by that affair, what would you say then ? By such 
conduct as that she is sure to gain his affection. I told 
him he could gain nothing by that bargain. His coun- 
sel advised him to plead not guilty. It is expected he 
will plead guilty. They have been making gam£ of us 
the whole evening. I am afraid you are playing a 

' ' hill ** * 



gams. ^ I never yet found him off his guard. 
He will play a su/re game if he can. Your sister will 
soon have done growing. The plants are of my (yuni 
growth. I value them the more on that account. 
Those shrubs are oi foreign growth. Do you think he 
is a gentleman? He looks very much so at least. 



37 

Gentlemen, I appeal to your honour. He is too much 
the gentleman to do such a thing. He knew he was 
going upon sure ground. The news gained ground 
rapidly. That fence ynXLfall to the ground if you do 
not mind. His uncle is a general, therefore he is sure 
to get on in the army. I shall get through that pam- 
phlet in two or three days. I wish he would try to get 
rid of his had hahits. I do not know how he will get 
over the difl&culty. He will not get off so easily this 
time. He owes me a great deal of money ; I cannot 
get a penny from him. What do you get by scolding 
that child ? you only make had worse. Take care of 
your little sister, and mind you do not get into the 
crowd. 



It quite grieves me to see you so very dirty. I 
found her grieving over her troubles. One hardly dares 
to approach him, he has such b, forbidding gravity. He 
remonstrated with him with all the gravity o^ a judge. 
She has been subject to giddiness in the head from a 
child. I can do nothing with that giddy little creature. 
He grasped (U it with sdl his might. I should not like 
to come within his grasp. If you let go your grasp you 
are done for. The living is "worth, five hundred pounds, 
and is in the gift of the Crown. She was a highly^ 
gifted person. Why do you not turn yoiur horse out 
to gra^ss ? 1 am sure that woman is a gossip^ she had 
such a store of news to teU me. Ghssip is a thing I 
never listen to. I advise you to giee up all connexion. 
I heard that his father was given up by his physician. 
He intends now to give himself up to study. If we do 
not hear of him soon, I shall give him up for lost. The 
clerk gave it out at church to-day. Give that up to 
your sister, and I will give you something else. I cacL- 
not afford to give much away. ¥at ^>clwsv ^x'^ ^^^-^fc 



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significant glances intended? Let me ju«t glanee 
round the room to see who is there. It is true we go 
a mile out of the icay^ but the road is better. He will 
not go by what you say, I am almost sure. We used to 
go backward and forward continually. He is too weak,' 
I do not think he ^ill be able to ao through such an 
operation. I suppose you go on with your music still ? 
It is expected he will go over to the other party before 
long. I wonder the guns did not go off to celebrate the 
event. If I can do you any good write to me. I hope 
to make good my claim to the property. If you are 
good children you shall go out with me this afternoon. 
We are as good as they are^ why should they take ad- 
vantage of us ? I am afraid no good will eome of that. 



I will ask my uncle to take it off my hands. If you do 
not to keep a very strict hand over him he will run wild. 
You shall see how it looks when I have put Xhe finishing 
hand to it. It is well to know how to twrn one's hand 
to every thing. As the wedding is so near at hand 
we shall postpone oiu* visit till then. If it is rea^y ait 
hand let me have some. It is very odd, but he never 
shakes hands with any one. I wrote it with fny awn 
hand. What a delight it is to go hand-in-hand to- 
gether. I rather like a large and hold hand. She' 
would write a nice hand if she were to try. Doubtless 
they will like to be paid at once, as they live /rom hand 
to mouth. He stepped forward to hand her to her 
carriage. I handed the book to her. I have handed it 
all round. You must not say a word, they are such 
friends, quite hand and glove. He gave them to us 6y 
handsfaU. What a handy boy that is. Keep it, you 
will find it a handy thing. It will be a mere nothing 
if you divide it into halves. If he goes halves with you 
will you undertake it ? You had better not to do it at 
all than to do it by halves. It will grow into a habit if 



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you do not take care. I wish you would break your* 
s^V of that habit. Children often get into bad habits 
when left to servants. Do you happen to know whea 
he is coming home, I did not mean any harm by it. 
I happen to have a friend residing there and I will 
write to him about it, if you like. There can be no 
harm in doing so. If you go, it is sure to do you harm. 
Send them out for a walk, ovt of harm's way. It is a 
pity he speaks so hastily. Tell him to hapten his steps 
a little. Guess again ; now you Aaw tf. That is just 
as his father wished to have U, But what would you 
have them do under such circumstances. What will 
you ha/ve for your dinner, gentlemen ? 



He has taken it into his head to learn Greek and He- 
brew. I could not remember it last night, but it has 
just come into my head, I know he will be very angry, 
but I cannot help it. It would not have occurred if I 
could have helped it. If his father does not help him otU 
of his troubles, I do not know what he will do. We 
must have it, now it is here, there is no help for it. If 
you will pass the dish I taiU help myself. They helped 
themselves to what they liked out of the garden. Who 
coidd help liking them, they were such nice people. I 
am only afraid they will come to high words at last. 
He looks so heedless, I am afraid he will not improve 
under anybody's care. By being continually at his 
heels 1 oblige him to do something. Had he been 
within hearing I would have called him. I was not 
witi'in hearing when you called me. I heard from 
Paris this morning, the news are very bad. He got 
up to speak, but had a very great difficulty to obtain a 
hearing. There is no doubt the moimtain air will 
benefit her health. Her health is very much impaired 
of late. He has a healthy appearance, "W^. "W Na» ^"«>2t 
from bein^ strong. His family is highly cowuwAe,^ ^2Ci^ 



40 

he himself is high in office. I wonder they did not take 
you first, I hinted at the suhject, just to see what aha 
would say. I was very hoarse^ as you may ima^pne, 
after singing all the evening. How is it they cannot 
lay hold of him all this time. Do not let go yowr hold. 
It seems to have a great hold on her inagination. The 
troops held ovA three weeks. My Easter holidays were 
spent very pleasantly. I will come and see you during 
the summer holidays, I have not stirred from my 
counter this last six months, therefore I am going to 
take a holiday next week. If you will come this evening 
my hrother will see you home. They have a home ^ 
their own which I cannot hoast of. They ind%dge the 
hope of getting that post for him ; I think they will 
he disappointed. If any thing can revive their hopes, 
that must. He always rides such fine horses. What 
an expense they must he to him. He had & fall from hit 
horse two years ago and broke his leg. The horses 
wUl he put to before you are ready. He was not in one 
of his best humours, and so I did not say anything. 
Evidently you did not know how to humour mm. I 
hunted every comer, but in vain. During the hunting 
season we are going to stay in Bedfordshire. You 
have hurried through your exercise, I am sure it must 
be badly done. Did you hurt yourself? I hurt my arm 
a little. It would not hurt him to give a hundred pounds, 
he is such a rich man. 



41 

Ignorant. — If the subject is mentioned you must 
appear quite ignorant of it. He has been ill of rheun 
matic fever these last six weeks. It is a lingering Ul- 
ness which will carry him off before long. One would 
suppose that, at her age, she would not be carried away 
hy illusions of that kind. He may come or not, it is 
quite immaterial to me. She is all impatience; she 
would like to have it done in a day. I am impatient 
for a letter from India. As a child he had an impedi- 
ment in his speech. I am happy to say that every im- 
pediment of that kind is now removed. It is nesct to an 
impossibility to say what will happen. I should not 
have thought you would be guilty of such an impro* 
priety. Do you find my daughter improved? She 
tffUl improve a great deal by reading that work, because 
she reads so carefully. He is killing himself l^y inches. 
I am taller than my brother ^ at least two inches. I 
know that he inclines to that opinion, although he will 
not allow it. He seems well inclined towards you, 
therefore you should apply to him. I hear they have 
a large income. I fear it will be attended with great 
inconvenience. Mama hopes it will not be inconvenient 
to you. To increase his difficulties he was called upon 
to pay a thousand pounds. Ifdt quite indignant when 
I heard it. Pei*haps I may induce them to go with 
you. It will be a great inducement for him to do it. 



Indulge. — He is rich enough to indtdge himself in 
the luxuries of life. She indulges her children in all 
their whim^ afid fancies. I am going to indulge myself 
with a glass of wine to-day. She is not particularly 
quick, but she is very industrious. It is such a sad 
thing that he is so infatuated. He obtained a great 
influence over his uncle in the short tima laa ^^^a ^>^5ft. 
him. / vrrite to inform you that 1 a.m ^wi^ ^^oravVofw^R^ 



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for a few days. She is so amiable, that she is ware to 
ingratiate herself with them all. I did all in my power 
for them, and met unth nothing but ingratitude. That 
part of Wales is very thinly inhabited. It unll injum 
him in the estimation of his friends. Was your pr<H 
perty injured by the last storm ? There is a g^reat deal 
of innocence abotU her^ though she is so clever. Did 
you inquire after your cousins ? Send and enqtdre how 
your uncle is this morning. If you enqtdre for Mr. B. 
any one will tell you where he uves. Mind what you 
say, because they will be very inqidiitive about it. Do 
you know that he has become quite insane ? I lent him 
fifty pounds, which he is going to repay me by instal- 
ments. I have seen the latest intelligence this morning. 
I am quite intent upon going, if it does not rain, I do 
wish it, to all intents and purposes. There is nothing 
strange in his looking after his own interests. He has 
some interest at court, and may be able to do something 
for you. 



Interfenng, — You are very fond of interfering in 
other people's affairs. It is an occupation which would 
interfere with my other duties. As far as it is possible 
I like to put a good interpretation upon everything. 
They are very intimate. Our first intimacy was formed 
at school. We shall meet them to-morrow, will you 
introdtice me to them? I introduced myself to him, as 
there was nobody ther6. I am sorry to intrude upon 
you so early, but I am in a hurry. He is not at all 
an intruding person. He is so honest I could intrust 
him with anything. Will you intrust the management 
of it to me ? He only said it in jest. I do not like 
those people who turn everything into jest. We are 
just going to dine, will you join us ? Their meadow 
joins our garden. He fell down and put his arm out 
of joint. We set out on our jowmey on. \3aft Mtfteutb of 



43 

June. I hope we are nearly at omi journey's end, I 
am no judge of diamonds at all, but I am a pretty good 
judge of i^ictMTes. I should jiidge by his countenance 
that he is very proud. You ought never to judge so 
rashly as that. He has been condenmed, but I hope it 
\s not & Jinal judgment. He i& just gone. IheLYejusi 
spoken to them. 



Keep. — It cost me ten pounds a-year to keep him 
in clothes. I keep out of their way as much as I can. 
You might as well have kept that to yourself, I can- 
not eat what I like ; I am obliged to keep to one kind 
of diet. If he had spoken so to me, I should have 
hicked him out of the room. I heard that he is very 
kind to the poor. You would confer a great kindness 
on me by calling upon him. They shewed me a great 
deal of kindness whilst I was staying with them. Will 
you untie that knot for me ? Can you draw that knot 
a little tighter ? What can you expect from such a 
child as that ? he does not know better, 1 wish him to 
know that I am not to be trifled with. He did it with- 
out my knowledge. He has not been out this morning 
to my knowledge. She is very desirous of acquiring 
knowledge. He has but a slight knowledge of literature. 



Lace, — If that uniform was trimmed with gold in- 
stead of silver lace, it would be very handsome. He 
looked very well when I saw him last. It is getting 
late, we had better go. It was quite late in the even- 
ing when they made their appearance. I put my seeds 
in the ground late in the spring. It is a flower that 
^k>oms verj late. She laughs at everything I s«j5 » ^^^ 
loes not mind lauyhing in people's Jaces. ^^^ ^tf^^'s. 



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not perceive how she is laughed at by ererj body. They 
aU fmrst out into fits of laughter. My father fears that 
he will be obliged to go to law with him. Several 
members of the family have distinguished themselves 
very much in the law. He is going into the law, and 
his brother into the army. I lay you what you like, 
ten to one, that it is so. The tabus were Uud out in 
the hall. Lay all those thingi aside for a short time. 
If you will e^o and lie down for half an hour, I think 
you will feel better. He has already laid out three 
thousand pounds on that estate. You ought now to be 
laying up something for the future. Where does this 
road lead to ? It leads to the river side. I shall not 
go in this boat ; I am sure it leaks. We have a lease 
of our house for seven years. When does your lease 
expire ? 



Leave, — I come to take leave of you. He has leave 
of absence for three years. I shall not take leave of you 
now, as I shall see you again by-and-by. Where did 
we leave off the last time ? at the fiftieth pag^, I think. 
He gives public lectures on chemistry. I hope he will 
behave himself better after the severe lecture you gave 
him. How do you employ your leisure hours P You 
may do it at your leisure, I should like this piece to 
be inserted at length, if it does not take too much space. 
I should never have thought that they would have yone 
to such lenaths as that. Come and say your lessons to me. 
Can you hear me my lesson now ? I never had more 
than three or four lessons in drawing. Is the house to 
he let or to be sold ? I will let you into the secret if you 
will promise me not to say a word about it. Mama, 
do let my sister go with us. For how much do these 
houses let ? Why do you not let him understand what 
you want ? Let those who wish for it hold up their 
hands. I will do all that lies in my power for you. 



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He was lying on the ground. Why do you let your 
books lie about ? 



Life. — I spent the early part of my life in Scotland. 
He was in the prime of life. He was cut off in ihefuU 
vigour of life. Towards the declining years of his Ufe 
he was totally blind. We may say, that we enjoy all 
the comforts of life. What a wretched life they lead. 
We intend to live a merry life as long as we can. She 
was brought to life again with great difficulty. How 
sad it is, that for a mere trifle, some young men will 
throw away their life. Is that portrait taken from life ? 
When you look at that pattern hy daylight^ you will 
like it. That throws some light upon the subject. You 
do not see the thing in its true light. The light has 
just dawned. You must remember that I have shewn 
it in the worst light. That is just the light for the 
picture. I should think it a very serious matter for 
him, though he makes so light of it. Light me upstairs, 
will you ? That child is verv much like his mother. 
The pattern of your shawl is mttch like mine. We 
thought it was he who did it, it is just like him. How 
tiresome ! did you ever see anything like that ? You 
have been in France, how do you Zzibethe French style 
of living ? I do not like it at all. She has so many 
likes and dislikes. It is not a bad likeness, but it is 
wretchedly executed. There is b. family likeness in all 
of them. I am going to fia'»e my likeness taken ; what 
do you think of that ? 



Lined, — My cloak is lined with silk. In winter I 
wear my slippers linsd ujith fur, I shall have my box 
relined with blue paper. For more than a mile^ tha 
road was lined with carriages. S>\ieKas an agwMd. 



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lisp, which is very disagreeable. What a liUeryau have 
made about the room. The common people in China 
live principally upon rice. They charge tts rather too 
much, but we live well. Can you tell me where he Ittes ? 
I am sure he lives up to his income. He does not know 
what to 60 to get a living. Lvdna is much cheaper m 
all parts of the Continent than m England. I am 
going to put it away under lock and k^. They re- 
mained locked in each othet^s arms for some time. We 
have been waiting for yon this hour : htno long yon 
have been ? I do not mind waiting for you, if you wiU 
not he long. I long for a few days of rest afier such 
fatigue. I dare say you long to see your family here 
agam. 



Look. — How thin she looks, she must have been ill. 
Look out of the window ; what is that noise in the 
street ? My lad, are you able to look after a horse ? 
Do not look about you so, or you will get into some 
mischief. The back of the house looks upon the river. 
I always look up to him for advice. In the midst of 
the greatest misfortunes, we look forward to better 
days. I often look back with pleasure upon the happy 
days we have spent together. How well you low! 
you have not looked so well for a long time. Vou must 
not only think of yourself, but you must look a little to 
other people's interest. That colour does not suit you 
at all, it makes you look pale. How awkward that 
young man looks. She gave me a very sly look. You 
look much better in that dress than you do in the other. 
He looked as if he did not care much about you. The 
affairs look very bad on the Continent. She knows 
better than you imagine how to compose her looks when 
occasion requires, I have been the loser in all my trans- 
actions with him. These last two ^e«LT^yre have sus- 



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tained many losses. He will never recover that loss, 1 
am at a loss how to answer him. It is not to be given 
by favour, they are to draw lots. We cast lots, and it 
fell upon me. He feU in love with her at Bath. He 
is deeply in love with her. With my best love to all at 
home, believe me, &c. 



Make, — His friends have quite spoilt him by making 
too much of him. I am sure they seem to have made a 
great deal of you, whilst you were with them. I think 
they make a great deal more of the matter than there is 
any occasion for. 1 heard that he has made over his 
business to his partner. It is feared that he will make 
away with himself some day. You always try to make 
everything out very fine, I thought you had quarelled 
with him. Yes, but we soon made it up again. I make 
it a point to see to everything myself. What does he 
say ? I cannot make it out. That little sum comes just 
in time ; it makes up for the fifty pounds I had lost. 
She knows how to maiMtge children very well. You 
may have it ; I can manage without it for two or three 
days. He is no longer a youth, but a grown-up man. 
Let him shew himself a man, and face the danger as 
others do. You axe only half a man to be frightened 
at that. His assuming and positive manner is very 
disagreeable. What a pity that such a clever young 
man should have no manners. He is quite a man of 
the world ; and as for his wife, she has the most/wci- 
nating manners possible. You want somebody to teach 
you manners, sir. 



Married, — ^He was married last month. Did he 
marry well ? Yes, particularly well. He marrU^ vv. 
solicitor's daughter. How singuiax tV. \a, XW\. ^. ^^^ 



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male part of that family have married beneath Aem, 
Her uncle married ihem. He has married a kandeame 
fortune. There are two children by thefiret mimrriage. 
I do not like the match at all. Thej are perfe(i(bf 
matched. She is qtdte a match for him, 1 have heen 
in all the shops and cannot mcUeh this doth, ThoM 
two colours do not match very well. What ie the matter 
there ? What is the matter with your foot, you are 
lame. Does it matter if I come a little later. We will 
talk the matter over some day. As matters stcmd be- 
tween us, I could not think of asking such a thing of 
her. She will know how to manage matters better than 
you do. She understands those matters better than jovu 
He is going on well now, and yesterday he made a 
hearty meal. You will find him at home only at meal 
time. We mean to go, at all events. I do not know 
what you mean. He hardly knows what he means. 
Whom do you mean ? Did I hurt you ? I am sure I 
did not mean it. May I make use of your name ? By 
all means. You are too strict with him ; that child 
would be better if he were managed by gentle means. 
I do not like that song, the words are so unfneaning. 
I have been to be measured for a coat. I bought tms 
coat ready-mctde : made to measure it would haye cost 
much more. Some day you will meet with an accident. 
Where do you wish me to meet you ? We used to meet 
at each other's houses very often. I am afraid we 
shall not meet again for a very long time. We often 
meet in society. They can hardly make two ends meet. 
It is very fortunate that I met with his approval. Grood 
bye, tiU we meet again. 

Memory. — ^What a wretched memory you have. Com- 
mit that piece to memory and then come and say it. It 
quite slipped my memory, I do not know how. Did 
you mention it to your brother? I am very much 
obliged to jovl. Pray don't mention it. ll -w^js tYien- 



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tioned in the " Times." He will find no mercy at their 
hands ; he must not expect it. She has not head enough 
even to take a message properly. / delivered my meS" 
sage. For ten years he was a messenger to the queen. 
He must he a middle-aged man now. A man has heen 
rohbed near the town in the middle of the day. He is 
of middle height. You should ctU it in the middle. I 
have just heard that he is g(me out of his mind. I haye 
half a mind to go and see him. I shall not have it now, 
I have changed my mind. Have you made up your 
mind to come with us ? What you once said to me on 
that subject often recurs to my mind. She has set her 
mind against it, and will not do it, I am sure. Let him 
come and I will tell him my mind plainly. She has 
very little mind. I have it on my mind, and shall not 
easily forget it. I know his mind perfectly on that 
matter. You had better set your mind ai rest; all will 
soon be right. Now you put me in mind of it, I dp 
remember saying something to that effect, Mindy I 
cannot bear it much longer. K you wish me to do so, 
I do not mind it. Let him mind his own business. 
Mind those children. That child delights in all sorts 
of mischief. He is a mischievous little fellow. Do you 
find anything missing. She left us last week, and we 
mj-ss her very much. You missed a line. 



Mistake. — I mistook him, at first, for his brother. 
He will soon find out his mistake. You mistake me if 
you think me capable of such conduct. We mistook 
our way and went two miles round. Did you find out 
the mistakes in your exercise ? We are all liable to 
mistakes, sometimes. I have no spare money at all at 
present. I have sunk my money in life annuities. He 
is the one to throw money away. Do you intend to 
pay ready-money for it ? His father keeps him very 
short of money. I do not undet&\.d.TA tqkx^^ ^iwsss^. 



50 

miyney matters. If we start rery early m the moming^ 
we may arrive before night, llie surgeon is afraid it 
will turn to mortification. He must try to make the 
most of his time now. She is very economical, and she 
will be sure to make the most of it. I think they are in 
maumina. Yes, they went into mourning last week for 
one of their aunts. I suppose you are going out f^ 
mourning soon. I was moved to tears, I could not hel^ 
it. A member moved an address to the queen. We 
have taken another house, and I do not like the business 
of moving. You must give him some minutes before 
he begins to move. Do not stop up the pavement so ; 
move on. So much for all your trouble ; they do not 
care for you in the least. Will you set those words to 
mu^ic for me. I had my lesson in the music-room. 



51 

RECAPITULATORY EXERCISES. 

I. 

How is it to be expected she will improve when she 
never takes up fk book. Not one day passes without 
his committing some impropriety or other. When once 
he has made up his mind, it is next to an impossibility 
to alter him. I wish it was possible to remove that 
impediment. The impediment in his speech is hardly 
perceptible. He is just now beginning to recover from 
a lingering illness. Are you not very impatient for 
news ? She will he all impatience^ you had better write 
to her. K you will intrust it to me, it shall be done 
properly. I have intrusted him with many things of 
great value, and always found him honest. I do not 
wish you to intrude upon him without necessity. Who 
introduced vou to them? We have been intimate for a 
very long time. He is a good judge of pictures. When 
we have arrived at our journeys end how glad I shall 
be. I am afraid she has put her ancle out of joint. 
We are going on the water, ask your sister if she will 
join us. His estate joins that of the Duke of R. If 
you had only said it in jest , it would not have mattered. 
If it is not likely to interfere loith your other duties, I 
advise you to accept it. It would be as well for you 
not to interfere with his affairs. I must look to my own 
interest first. What is the latest intelligence from the 
continent ? His property in the country has been very 
much injured. 



Do not forget to inquire about her cats and dogs, you 
will then be sure to gain her good graces. Have you 
been to-day to inquire how that poor woman is ? I 
assure you she was very inqyiidiixi^^ VsvA.\^\^\^R>\.^'8i5c>^^ 
her curiosity. The doctors sa^ \)ckaX. ^«fcwi ^»:^V^^^^^^ 



52 

become ifuane. Thef'^&veyuai arrhed. It is a/nol 
judgment, he must uierefore undergo the sentence. 
You wre judging too hastily. It has injured me very 
much. That part of America was very ^kinly inhabited 
fifty years ago. When you have done all in your 
power to serve a friend, you often 99860^ wiih notmng 
but ingratitude. He has succeeded in ingraHatwg Atm- 
ielf with several members of the committee. I write 
to inform you that we shall be in London imct tradu 
She has more infiuenee aver her mother than any of tht 
family. I am afraid you have put yourself to tficottM- 
nience to come. My father has commissioned me to 
say, that he feels quite indignant at your conduct. Cer- 
tainly it is a great inducement for me to try» I shall 
indulge myself with a few days' rest this summer. You 
are wrong to indulge that child in all her whims and 
fancies. She certainly has shewn herself well inclined 
towards me. With such a small income, what can they 
do ? He appears to incline to that party. 



Vou must excuse him, he does not know better. I 
wish I could let him know that I shall be engaged this 
evening. Untie that knot^ will you ? That knot is 
not drawn half tight enough. How shall I ever repay 
all your kindness to me. You could not have conferred 
a greater kindness upon him. She is very kind to the 
children. That is a very wise determination, I hope 
you toill keep to it. You ought to have kicked him out 
of the room for his insolence. Now I hope you will 
keep that to yourself. How am I to keep out of his way ? 
I would imdertake to keep him in clothes, but it is not 
in my power to do anything more. He has not said a 
word about it, to my knowMge. He went, but it was 
loithotU my knowledge. She has acquired a good deal 



53 

of knowledge during the last two years. He has but a 
slight knowledge of French, 



This path wHl lead you to the church. After lying 
down for half an hour I felt quite refreshed. During 
the last two years I have laid oiU two hundred pounds 
in repairs. Can you lay by your work for five minutes, 
I want you. The table is Utid for twelve people. If 
he obliges me to go to law, I shall not spare him. His 
father is in the churchy but he himself is in the law* 
I will lay you fifty pounds that it is exactly as I have 
said. What shall we do if the boat should happen to 
leak ? Don't mention it before her, for she is sure, to 
hunt out laughing. He has always been the laughing^ 
stock of those who know him. What can you expect 
after laughing in his face. If it is a flower that blooms 
so late, I do not care about it. She has been ill ever 
since the latter end of the autumn. Had we not better 
go, as it is getting late. I forget when he wrote last* 
Why do you not take a lease of your house P I took 
leave of my friends on the twelfth and embarked on the 
fifteenth. He is going to ask for leave of absence for 
six months. Now I must take my leave of you. 



Let him know that I am here. Those houses aire 
well situated, I should think they wHl let well. I will 
let you go as soon as you have leamt your lesson. I did 
not expect he would let me into the secret, 1 have heard 
so many lessons this momiug, that I am quite sick of 
them. I know my lesson now, wiU you hear it ? Yoij 
will find the speech cU full length in yesterday's gazette. 
Come and see me at your leisure. I gave him a qood 
lecture^ I am sure he will reiiiem\)«t \\.% \i^ l^'^ a\X««A 



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ihe lectures on hifitory ? I have done all that Ues m my 
power, and I cannot do any more. Tea will find that 
cloth quite of a different shade when you see it by day* 
light Surely that was not taken from Itfe, was it? 
ITiey were afraid of not being able to restore her to Ufe 
again. Hitherto they have lived such a happy life. 
They do not know much of the camforii of life. I am 
likely to ^ a loser by that affair* The losses he has 
lately sustained will oblige him to fail. Tou will not 
puzzle him, he is never at a loss for an answer. Shall 
we cast lots for it ? 



How very thin you look. They are always looking 
out of the window at the passers-by. If the man does 
not know how to look after a horse, he will be of no use 
to me. My room-window looks out upon the lawn. I 
was always taught to look up to her for advice. When 
I look back upon my imhappy condition ten years ago, 
what a contrast there is. You look as ifjovL did not 
understand me. I do not think she will look toeU in 
that dress. That bonnet makes you look old. She has 
not looked well lately. Considering how little he has 
seen of society, he does not look awkward. I do not 
approve of making light of things in that way. If the 
picture was m a good light, you would like it. I fancied 
he wa^ like his father, but he is not. Light that gen- 
tleman downstairs. That is just like them. I am 
likely to he out the whole of next week. She had her 
likeness taken. Some people say it is not a bad likeness, 
but I think there is no likeness at all. You may line 
it with anything. They long to have you back again. 
I long for the summer days. Wait for me, I shall not 
be long. During the last twenty years living has never 
been so dear as it is now. They are very fond of good 
living. Where did you live before you came here ? 1 



55 

have lived only on vegetables the last two years. Every- 
thing in the house is under lock and key. Did you 
notice how she lisps ? The streets were lined with 
troops the whole way. 



M. 

/ mean to start at ^ye o'clock. What do you mean by 
that ? Do you mean his uncle or his cousin ? Certainly 
I did not mean any offence. By all means bring him 
with you. We never see anything of him but at meal- 
times, I do not understand those m,aUers at all. If 
you knew how to manage matters better, you have a 
good chance of success. As matters stand between us, 
I cannot mention it to him yet. He is coming to talk 
the matter over with me to-day. WiU it matter if I 
keep your book a few days longer ? No, it toiU not 
matter the least. What has been the matter with him 
all this time ? You will easily match that colour. He 
Is a match for any of you. What kind of a match is 
it ? You make a great deal too much of her. They are 
people of little minds, who make a great deal of trifles. 
In consequence of his misfortunes, he has made away 
with himself. He has quarrelled with his brother, and 
says he will never make it up again. You should make 
it a point to correct him when he is in the wrong. 
This is a difficult phrase, I cannot make it out. That 
makes up for the trouble you have taken. I wish some- 
thing would come to make up for mj losses of last year. 



When was she m^arried ? She married last year. The 
two elder sisters have married very well. Had it iiot 
been for his father he would have manpied bwAat\v\i5s^« 



56 

There was no issue from the Jint marriage. He wants' 
some one to teach him manners, VH^lI fascinating man- 
ners she has. What an assuming and positive manner; 
did you ever see any thing like it ? You will find him 
a grown-up man now. Shew yowrself a man. I wish 
I could find some one to set those words to music for me. 
Go and see if it is in the music room. We move next 
week, and I think I shall like our new house yery much. 
You must go and stir him up, he will neyer move. 
Move on, you little rogue. They were moved to tears 
at the sight. We are going into mourning for my 
cousin. They went out of mourning two months ago. 
They are always in mourning. By paying read^ money 
you will have it cheaper. It is a ready money shop. 
I was always kept very short of pocket money at school. 
He never likes to talk about money matters. It has 
turned to mortification, and a surgical operation is ne- 
cessary. Leaye it to me, I will make the best of it. 
That ought to haye put him in mind of it. Now his 
mind will be at rest. I wish people would mind their 
own business. Mind what you are you about, if you 
please. If you do not mind it, I am going to ask you 
to stay with me. 



I miss my morning walks very much. The dog wa^ 
missing for four or fiye days, but has returned at last. 
Mind you do not miss any line. You quite mistake me, 
if you think so. If you should mistake your path through 
the wood, you will not easily find it again. Oh, how 
many mistakes you haye made in your letter. I want 
twenty pounds for a few days, haye you any spare 
money to lend me ? I hope you haye not changed your 
mind about it. When I haye mMe up my mind I will 
let you know. If I were you I would tell him my mind. 
We haye half a mind to go for a walk this morning. 



57 

I am afraid he will go out of his mind some day. Am 
I to cut it in the middle ? You are too yoimg, I want 
a middle^ed man. It was never mentioned to me. 
Let me know if it is mentioned in any of the papers. 
He is coming to measure me for a new coat to-morrew. 
They met with an accident in going to Bath, When 
shaU we meet again ? We expect to meet them in so- 
ciety this winter. If I can only woifee the two endi 
meet, I shall think myself very fortunate. Can I meet 
you any where ? I met with my uncle's approbationf 
which is a great thing for me. 



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Name. — Be sure you tend in your name^ or they may 
refuse to see you. If her name is Mana, she is wy 
namesake. I was named after mj mother's fayourite 
sister. He has a yery bad name in the town. I like 
to call things by their right name. Go to him, and make 
use of my name if you like. He goes by the name o^ 
Captain F. He is taking a nap on the sofa. All the 
nap is worn off this cloth. The Spaniards always take 
a nap in the middle of the day. I know it well, it is 
my native place. She speaks French like a native. It 
is a pity that native talent does not receive more en- 
couragement. I prefer dealing with the natives in 
India rather than with my own countrymen. It is very 
UUncUured of you to speak so. He is a very goodrfuir 
tured old man. I was very near being drowned last 
summer. It is not nearly so far off as you suppose. 
The old woman looks very neat. Everything in the 
house is so neat and comfortable. She does everything 
so neatly. Do you think it is necessary for me to go. 
He denies his old father even the common necessaries 
of life. It is only under the most urgent necessity that 
I would apply to him. You need not trouble yourseli 
about it. What can you be in need of now ? I hope he 
will not fancy that I meant to neglect him. 



Next. — We do not visit any one, not even our next- 
door neighbour. I sat next to him at dinner. Is it nol 
my turn next ? It would be next to an impossibility tc 
please such people. They are constantly making neu, 
regulations. I think she had on a new dress. Th€ 
new town is built on the hill. New Yeai^s day is 8 
holiday in France. He never spends less than tei 
pounds in new year's gifts. It was very late at nigh 
when we returned home. / sat up all night writing 
letters. We heard cries of fire all at once in the deac 



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of the night, I could not bear it any longer, so I took 
np mj hat and bade them good night. Good nighty 
dear, I hope you sleep well. How is he ? He has had 
a had night. The play was well received, and the 
theatre was quite full the first night, I am very sub- 
ject to nightmare. It was on a fine summer night, I 
haye spent many a sleepless night from toothache. He 
has no rest dc^ or night. It is not expected that he 
can survive the night. Who are they, to give themselves 
such airs.? oh ! nobody. He gave me a very familiar 
nod. He has done nothing but nod over the news- 
paper, the whole evening. I assure you he yrsafuU of 
nonsense all the time we were there. They say she is 
g^ing to be married. Nonsense^ is it possible, at her age ? 
I cannot admire such nonsense as that. One cannot 
help being amused with his nonsense. It is nonsense to 
give so much money to a child. Nonsense ! leave me 
alone, do. 



North, — It lies in a northerly direction. The wind 
blew northward. How beautifully the north star shone 
last night. He was a Tnan of note in his time. Chel- 
tenham is noted for its mineral waters. All the mem- 
bers of that family have been noted for their eccentricity. 
If I wish to have it so, that is nothing to you, lie 
thinks nothing of eating half a hundred of oysters. 
Five hxmdred pounds are a mere nothing to him. He 
has risen into notice in a few years. He left the room 
without my noticing it. We had been in the room 
sometime before he condescended to take notice of us. 
He is going to give his landlord notice to leave. He is a 
notorious gambler. We numbered a hundred and fifty ; 
many more than we could have expected in so short 
a time. At present the numbers are on our side. They 
are obliged to have a nurse to sit up with her at night. 
The child was pvt out to nurs^ irarcife^^X.^, ^^nj. 
must nurse ^our cold and try to get t\^ o^ \\*, 



I 



Oath. — I have taken my oath, therefore I cannot tell 
'ou. He will he put to hisoath, to hemuit mind what 
le is about. He swore the most dread^oathe at the 
officers that had the care of him. Now do you diink 
any one can object to those terms ? What a dreadfyX 
cbfect that child is ; what can be the matter with her? 
What is his object in coming here ? You may tt$k what 
you like, the price is no ohfeet iffith him. I should 
strongly object to him as a companion for my son. What 
is it he objects to in the situation ? Why do you objM 
to go with me? If you have no objection, we are 
going to take your daughter to the concert. Have you 
any ejection to leave this at the bookseller's for me ? 
He is so perseyering that he is sure to chtain his object. 
I do not wish to be %imder an obligation to him. Can 
you oblige me with twenty pounds for a few months ? 
I do not think I am obliged to him at all, he makes m^ 
pay for his favours. If I can oblige you in any way, 
write to me. Such conduct cannot escape observation. 
Do you think we can be observed from that window ? 
That expression has become obsolete. He will put all 
sorts of obstacles in the way. His influence will doubts 
less remove every obstacle. He is obstinately resolved 
to go. She seems to be obstinately inclined. That will 
obviate all difficulties. It is very obvious that that firm 
cannot hold together much longer. 



Obtrude. — He obtruded his company upon us, just 
when we did not want him. I shall take that occasion 
to tell him my mind. Do not let such an occasion slip. 
There is no occasion for all that display. Now you hate 
no occasion to go to town so often. What has he done 
to give occasion to such remarks. I see him occasionally, 
when I go that way. I only do so when occasion re^ 
quires. That did not occur to me before. What a sad 



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occurrence that was. What a great odditis you are ! 
What an odd-shaped bonnet ! She uses such very odd 
expressions sometimes. I have two odd gloves in my 
pocket, how is that ? Here are some odd numbers of 
a magazine, are they of any use to you ? The odds are 
certainly against him. The account is five pounds odd. 
All the odiwta of the transaction faUs upon his friend. 
It is likdy the decision will be pwt ojf till the next sit- 
ting. We are off very early to-morrow morning. I am 
glad to have got two of my sons off my hands, I heard 
that they have been very hadly o/f since they left Lon- 
don. I must write to him ; I will not he put off any 
longer. Your master is coming ; he off. Off with your 
hats, boys. I have not risen very early of late, I know 
you of old, my good fellow. It was very tvrony of him 
to let him do it. We cannot hear till next week, it is 
such a long way off. The vessel is off Portsmouth, 
That is a very off-hand way of doing business. 



Offence, — ^I did not mean to give any offence, sir. Ife 
took offence at nothing. She took offence at my inviting 
her. They are very much offended with me. I really 
cannot think how I have offended him. It is strange, 
"but the smell of cheese is always very offensive to me. 
His father is very high in office. He entered into office 
six weeks ago. If he does not conduct himself better, 
he will soon be removed from his office. On Thursdays 
the office does not close till five o'clock. Send the clerk 
with the letters to the post-office. That regiment is 
better officered than any other in the army. O71 our 
side we had only one good player. He plays splendidly 
on the violin, I had my hat on all the time. They 
must be on their way to England at this moment. 
There was, once upon a time. If it should 07ice com<i iw 
that, I cannot think what he ViH Ao, TVaX. \a oua atviV 



the same thing. How could any one bear such an insult 
as that ? How are your little ones ? I have no ob- 
jection to make one of the party. Let me have the 
little ones, and you keep the tar^e ones yourself. He is 
of a very open disposition. You will lay yowrselfopen to 
censure by such an act as that. We spent one night 
on the mountains, and were obliged to sleep in the open 
air. The entrance-door opens into the square. Leaye 
the window a little open, to give air to the room. The 
door has been left t^ide open all day. Who has opened 
my letter ? The drawing-room opens on to the lawn. 



Opening. — I think there is an opening for some one 
of your profession at Cheltenham. My brother has 
made me a present of a very handsome opera-glass. 
The opera-house is a fine building. I want you to gioe 
me your opinion upon this letter. I am of opinion 
that it will never answer. He supports his opinion hy 
the authority of the best authors. The court has 

given its opinion that I will avail myself of the 

first opportunity to write to you. I am afraid some one 
will soon come into the town to oppose you. They are 
dissatisfied people, and determined to set up an opposi- 
tion if they can. The poor were never so oppressed 
with want as they are now. I am not oppressed with 
business at present. My heart is oppressed roith grief. 
What an oppression there is in the air to-day. It is 
quite optional with me. It is not all at my option ; I 
must go on or lose fifty pounds. I have ordered two 
horses ; they will be here directly. He knows very 
well how to keep them in order. He set all his affairs 
in order before he left England. What I ate last night 
has put me out of order. Something is out of order in 
my watch. Another regiment of cavalry has been 
ordered to India. OrdeVy order, ^eTvi\^m^\i., He is 



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physician in ordinaiy to the queen. What can be the 
origin of such a report ? Originally it was nothing 
more than a hamlet. Her masters attend eoery other 
day. Why do you not talk in company ? You should 
try to do as others do, and find something or other to 
say. 



Ought, — Certainly f^ ought not to he so. He only 
acts as he ought to do; I cannot find fault with hinu 
He will come to-day for aught I know. Do not come 
on Monday, we may he out. Is the fire out, I think 
it is. You will jnxt out the candle if you do not mind. 
I was called out to see a patient during the night. 
Hear me outy and then answer me if you like. Here is 
a riddle, let us see if you can find it out. Speak outy I 
cannot hear you. My tooth ached so much during the 
night, that I am going to have it out. He says he has 
been out of place these six months. That child is so 
very naughty, that I am quite out of patience with him. 
I am only afraid that you will find yourself out of 
pocket by it. I watched them sometime, but they were 
soon out of sight, I would not ptU myself out of the 
way for him I am sure. Have I not heard that he is 
gone out of his mind ? The book is out of print. Out 
of oompasskm I gave him a few shillings. What a 
quiet street this is ! Yes, we are quite out of the noise 
and bustle of the city. I used to play the flute very 
well ; but I am quite out of practice now. Those 
things are quite out of fashion. The house itself is in 
pretty good condition, but the outhouses are in a dread- 
ful state. If he should be/ot«n^ outy it is all over with 
him. 



15^ 



C4 

Cher, — Will j^ou come some day, and talk it over with 
my brother? He has travelled all the world (yeer. 
I heard that he is overhead and ears in debt. Wwt 
a few minutes more, it will soon he over ; it is only a 
slunver. There are ten yards in it, but not an inch 
over. You may have it, if you like to read it over 
afjain. Have I not told you the same thing over and 
over again ? In our passage to America two men fell 
overboard. The sky is overcast , and threatens a wet 
afternoon. You need not be anxious about him ; if 
anything, he is over cautious. That horse is overdone 
with toork, "What a pity this meat is overdone, I 
should have enjoyed it. If the rain ccmtinues many 
days longer, the river must overflow its banks. The 
basin was full to overflowing. If you do not take more 
care of your garden, it will soon be overgrown toUh 
weeds. I am obliged to overlook many things of that 
kind. He has many faults certainly,, but you must 
not overlook his good qualities. I should say she is 
over nicd in most things. I call that being over ojficioHS, 
I feel overpowered with the heat. I am afraid you 
over rate his talents. It is an old house that is over run 
with rats and mice. He overtook us in the park. The 
night win overtake you, if you do not make haste. We 
have overstocked ourselves with silk goods ; I do not know 
when we can get rid of them. For so small a farm, 
it is overstocked with cattle. He looks older ; it is per- 
haps otoing to his troubles. Owing to the vicious habits 
of the father, that family is completely ruined. You 
do not seem to know your mum mind. He has no house 
of his own, that I know of. I ask you for your advice, 
but I know best how to take care of my own, I assure 
you it was so, for I was there my own self all the time. 



Pa4^, — They were walking at a good pace ; I do not 
think you yyill overtake them, 1£ Yte slackcu our 'QOfie, 



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we shall be late. I found him pacing up and down 
the room in a very agitated state. We start to-morrow, 
therefore I shall be packing the whole evening. I 
gave particular orders at the shop to pack it up very 
carefully for the journey. She is constantly complaining 
of pains in the head, I hope you will take more pains 
with your lesson next time. It is generally accom- 
panied with very sftarp shooting pains, I got nothing 
for my poms after aU. He has begun to paint from 
nature^ after six months study. If I were you, I would 
have it painted dark green. The old lady looks as if 
she pointed ; is it not so ? This is a kind of sauce that 
will suit every body's palate. What I said to him did 
not seem yerj paUxtable. You look very pale, what is 
the matter ? He turned paHe all on a sudden, and 
alarmed me very much. He was quite pale with anger 
when \m heard of it. I do not like the pari of the town 
you live in at all. The greater part of those labourers 
come from the north of England. He is sure to take 
his brothel's part at all times. I have too much, will 
you take part of it? I parted with my horses and 
carriage last week. We parted from them at the 
-docks. The parting was a very painful one. After 
the ceremony we partook of a splendid breakfast, at 
the house of the bride's uncle ; I will giee you aU the 
particulars in my next letter. You are a great deal 
too particular in some things, and not enough in others. 
He is a very particular friend of mine. 



Partition, — I have thrown the partition further hack, 
to enlarge the room. The partition walls are so thin, 
that we can hear almost everything that is going on 
in our neighbours* houses. They have just entered into 
partnership. The partnership is to be dissolved shaxtL^ . 
They are passing complimenU upon oi^ft «ctf3jC!aKt\^^ 



just listen to thenu Some high words passed between 
them before they parted. Suppose it should come to 
pass some day, what would you say then ? I saw him 
at the window as I passed along the street. He passes 
himself off {or a Spanish nobleman ; but he is no more 
so than I am, I know. He flew in a terrible possum 
with me at the time. In the heat of his passion, he 
struck me. Poor creature, she suffers a great deal ; 
and I should almost fear her disease is past curing. 
When I was a little girl, he used to be very fond of 
patting my cheek. He patted me on the shoulder ; or I 
should, most likely, not have noticed him* His 
coat is all covered with patches. She is quite a 
pattern to her sex. Will you send us some patterns of 
silk for dresses to look at ? Is not this a handsome 
pattern ? I will lend it to you if you like it. I wish 
you would take pattern from your sister. Would you 
suppose that that man has been in trade as B.pavonhro- 
ker ? He is in such distress that he has been obliged 
to pawn everything belonging to him. What is a cap- 
tain's pay in the navy ? He is only a half -pay officer. 
You shall po^ dearly for that, sir, you may depend upon 
it. He will find you the situation you require, but he 
will expect to he paid for his trouble. I will pay him 
out for playing me such tricks. Ipaid down five him- 
dred pounds, for my share in the business. He has 
had a great deal of trouble to get his debts paid before 
he left the town. 



Pelted. — They pelted the soldiers with stones from 
the windows of all the houses in the street. You must 
not take notice of him, he is very peculiar. Pick out 
the ripest, and throw the others away. Since that he 
has tried several times to pick a quarrel with me, but 
/ would not listen to him. VAi^xfe did ^ou ptc* j«p 



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such notions as those. That part of London is infested 
with pickpockets. My pocket was picked the other 
night in coming out of the opera. He has fallen into 
a ditch, so you may imagine what a pickle he was in 
when he came home. It is not very easy to manage 
her, she is such a little pickle. Just pictwre to yourself 
the state of alarm I was in. That child is the very 
pictttre of her mother. You seem surprised that such 
wretchedness and misery should exist : hut I assure 
you the picture is not overdrawn, I cannot alter that 
without taking the dress to pieces. He threw it out of 
the window, and it was dashed into a thousand pieces, 
I haye had the curtains dyed, hut they are so rotten 
that they are fallen all to pieces, I had only a five 
franc piece in my pocket. It is a great pity that you 
did not arrive in time. He took pity on him and helped 
him out of his difficulties. I do not think he is easily 
moved to pity. He was crying most pitifully y and had 
assembled quite a crowd of people around him. I 
would much rather he envied than pitied. 



Place, — It is a nice plaoe ; I should not mind living 
there myself. I guess what is going to take place. 
What a delightful place Paris is ! As soon as we had 
landed he secured our places in the coach for the next 
day. He was such a very efficient master, that 
it will not be easy to supply his place. That man is a 
dowfiright plague to every body. We intend to go to 
the play to-night. You must take care what you do, 
as he does not like to he played with. The engines 
were playing all night, but they succeeded in extin- 
guishing the fire at last. If you will promise me to 
play fairly, I have no objection to have a game. Will 
you please to let him come with us. l^W\i.\vft\. ^<i 
him any advice, he m&j please Kimself w^owXNxfc^ssaMwst. 



Was it right ? tell me ; because he is not easily pleased, 
I ^hwllfeel great pieaeure in obliging you as far as lies 
in my power to do so. Be sure you let your sisters 
know of it, as I know it will give them mo much pleasure, 
I do not think they are persons to suit your taste, they 
are such pleasure-peeking people. I can do it at your 
pleasure, He pledges himself for the truth of the state- 
ment. Should any difficulty arise, / pledge myself to 
find yon the means of getting out of it. There was a 
plentiful supply of fruit in the market to-<lay. You 
need not spare the g^od man, as money is plentiful 
with him. We do not want anything else, there is 
plenty for supper here. 



Plotting, — I hear they are constantly holding 
secret meetings : I am afraid they are plotting some 
mischief or other. What a dear little plump hand, 
I bought it with my poehet-money, I shall be fifty 
pounds out of pocket by that affair. He talks a great 
deal, I know ; but does he talk to the point ? That is 
what may be called coming to the point. She is sure 
to gain her point at last. I told him pom/ Hank what 
I thought. I was very pointed with him, but seemed 
not to make the slightest impression. No wonder he 
is out of health ; he is always poring over his books. 
She received two thousand pounds, as her marriage 
portion. He is possessed of immense wealth. He 
possessed himself of everything that was of any value 
in the house. I am persuaded he will do it, if he pes- 
sibly can, I have it in my power to send him to prison 
if 1 choose. He cannot do anything until he is duly 
invested with full power. That piece is very powerfully 
written. She has great power over her husband. He 
practices as a surgeon in London. He has a very large 
practice, I practice the piano four hours a day. Then* 



18 nothing very talented in him, but he is a goodprac- 
Heal surgeon. He is such a clever man, that he will 
soon make a good pructice. It is a comm<m practice in 
Germany. She is a very prtgudiced person ; you will 
have a difficulty to persuade her to your opinion. The 
minds of the people are highly prejudiced in his favour. 
It is not an easy thing to do away with such prejudices. 



Preseripiion. — I am going to send to the chemist to 
have this preecriptiom tnade np. Dr. R. has prescribed 
several tisanes for me with success. He has been pre- 
tented with a handsome s^rviciB of plate by his parish- 
ioners. I think I shall prevail upon him to do it at 
lAft. He will not be prevailed upon to go. That cus- 
tom hat prevail in tibis country for many years. The 
hooping-cough is very prevalent this winter. I hope 
you have not set a very high price ttpon it, because I am 
a£raid you will be disappointed. You can always get 
a yood price for that kind of goods. This fine weather 
will keep down the price of com. There is a set price 
for it, dierefore you can make no mistake. I will let 
you have it at cost price. He takes more pride in his 
roses than in anything else in his garden. She takes 
such pride in her children, that she would be quite 
offended if she heard you say that. He prides himself 
on being able to do more than most people in that res- 
pect. He is so puffed up with pride, that he is quite 
unbearable. I am very glad you have to do with a 
man of principle. You cannot begin too early to in- 
culcate good principles into the mind of a child. He is 
an wiprineipied man, and I should not like to have any- 
thing to do with him. I saw him in private in his study. 
I am sure you are highly privileged to be noticed b^ 
such high people. My brother ccmried ojj miwit oj \K<i 



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prizes at Eton for several years. I shall proceed againtt 
him if he persists in doing it. The proceeds are to be 
appropriated to some charitable institution. All that 
proceeds, I fear, from a want of education. In process 
of time it proved to be a most useful invention. 



Produce. — The estate produces five hundred a-year. 
That is a very productive trade just now. It will, 
doubtless, he productive of much evil to the country. 
He professes to be a first-rate mathematician, but I am 
afraid it is not the case. She professes to teach a great 
deal more than she really knows. What profession ir 
he about to enter f He is professedly an enemy to all 
liberal opinions. She is a professed cook ; besides 
which, she is a most useful servant in all respects. You 
will hardly believe, that for many years that man was 
a professed drunkard. The professorship of philosophy 
is worth three hundred a-year. He is already very 
proficient in languages. What progress have they made 
with the church they were building when I was there ? 
He so often breaks his promise, that his word is not to 
be depended upon. I must withdraw my promise; as I 
find I cannot accomplish it. The yoimgest brother is 
a very promising youth indeed. That seems to be a 
very promising undertaking, I have a cousin in the 
East India service, who has lately been promoted. He 
takes every opportunity in his power to promote my 
interests. As a reward for his gallant conduct, he 
was promoted to the grade of captain. I need not 
mind the weather now, as my hat, coat, and shoes, are 
all waterproof. That is not the proper place to apply for 
the information you require. Do not speak so to me, it 
is not prcyper, 1 have not got the proper cotton to do 
it with; it is too coarse. The prospect from the draw- 



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ing-room window is magnificent. That catastrophe 
dekroyed all their prospects of happiness. Their affairs 
are more prosperous now than ever. If what we have 
heard about lum should prove to he true, I should think 
they would be dbliged to leave the neighbourhood. He 
has proved himself a most valuable friend to us. I only 
hope that all he is doing may not prove useless in the 
end. 



Provide, — ^You must provide yourself before-hand 
with everything necessary for a long voyage. It would 
be a different thing if he had a large family like my- 
self ; but he has no one but himself to provide for. 
How am I to provide against such a contingency ? AU 
his daughters are well provided for. I am glad to hear 
they are going to pull down that ugly old house. I 
putted vp my horse to see what was the matter. I 
have been pulling up weeds in the garden all this after- 
noon. I found it pulled up by the roots. If nothing 
prevents, I purpose to visit Yorkshire next summer. 
His speech was not very long, but everything he said 
was so much to the purpose. Your entreaties are to no 
purpose ; he will not be persuaded. Do not say that, 
Decause you know you are only doing it on purpose 
to annoy me. Look here at what you have done : yes, 
I know ; I did it purposely. I like to hear the cat purr 
when I am alone by the fireside in the winter. Put all 
that away now, we are going to supper. We were 
obliged to put back into the harbour. Put your hook 
down^ and do not read any more now. Put it down 
here a minute. He put forth his hand to me in a very 
cordial manner. Now you pat me in mind of it, I have 
an invitation for you for next week. You have i^t me 
quite in a/right about them. Tlie mee\m^ 'W» \iftfc^ 



72 

pvt offiar the present He puts me of from daj to 
da J with some excuM or other. We put off from Ae 
ihore in the eyening. IVay pwt on your hat. I haTe 
put my toriit out of joint in playing, They are people 
who never put themsehes out of the way for anybody. 
He puts out his money at interest. Do put that noisy 
dog out of the room. He was quite put out when 
he saw such a number of people. I must put a stop to 
that before long. Who could put up with such insolent 
conduct as that ? We always put up at the White 
Horse Inn. 



Qualify, — I do not think him at all qualified £ar such 
a responsible situation. I cannot have this quarrelling 
incessantly. He is sure to pick a quarrel with some of 
his companions before he returns home. He is a most 
quarrelsome man I know ; therefore I am not at all 
surprised at what you say. We took up our quarters 
in the best part of the town^ upon the quay. The 
Quarter Sessions begin on the twenty-fourth. The 
troops were quartered in the upper town. In the 
midst of all his suffering, they would not give him even 
a drop of water to quench his thirst The quarter is 
expired^ therefore I must go and pay my rent. He 
oidy owes his landlord the present quarter's rent. His 
last composition was a quartette and it is considered a 
very fine piece of music. Two quavers make a crot- 
chet, and two crotchets a semibreve. 1 never met with 
such a queer man in all my life. I fed very queer this 
afternoon ; so sick and giddy. I did not like to ask so 
many questions as that, for fear she should think one 
intruding. There is no question ah&ut that ; it is the 
opinion of every body. The question uxis put to me, 
therefore I could not help tel^g the truth. I very 



73 

much question if they will come with us after all. By 
what I hear, he is a very questionaihle character. What 
a dreadful quibhler you are ; How you do quibble about 
every thing I Be quick^ make haste ; how long you 
are ! Like most children that are quick, he is desper- 
ately idle. What is the matter? you are all in a 
quiver. 



74 



RECAPITULATORY EXERCISES. 

N. 

I do Bot think we shall finish it to-day ; if we do, it 
will be very late at night. They sat wp all last night 
playing at cards. That is just what I wanted for a 
new yeaii^s gift for my sister. I always dine with them 
on rmo yeai^s day. He has put on his new coat to-day. 
What are the new fashions for this season ? How I 
should laugh if it came to yowr turn next. Whom did 
you sit next to, and at which table were you ? They 
are our next-door neighbours, I do not wish to neglect 
my friends at any time, if I can help it. I shall not 
trouble him except under very urgent necessity. What a 
contrast ! after having been in the greatest affluence, 
now she has not even the common necessaries of life ! 
I do not think it at all necessary for you to see him about 
it to-night. It will not be nearly so long as you ex- 
pect. I thought he was some great man, but he turns 
oat to he nobody after all. What nonsense to throw 
money away like that. He has always some nonsense 
or other to talk about. Nonsense^ that cannot be true, 
I am certain. I never saw him so full of nonsense be- 
fore as he was last night. He gave me a Tnore familiar 
nod than usual. The doctor thinks that he will not 
survive the night. As you may suppose, it was a sleeps 
less night for us all. Do you know what it is to be 
troubled tcith nightmare ? Good mgVil, I Ko^e you will 



75 

not have such a bcid night as you had last night. Go 
and say good night, and then we must go home. I was 
very near being nm over this morning in crossing the 
street, by a cab. I paid a visit to my native place last 
summer. She has been brought up in France, and 
looks and speaks like a native. She looks as if she was 
not very good-natured. They will think it very xd- 
natured cf you if you refuse them that trifling service. 



/ had a nap after dinner. When he was there he 
went by the name of Captain B. If he goes on so, he 
will only get himself a had name. He is to be named 
aflter his uncle, who is his godfather. Must I send in 
imy name or not ? Whv do you not nurse your cold ? 
you will be sorry for it it you do not. She is obliged to 
ptii her child out to nurse^ as she is so much engaged. 
la the state she is in she requires a nurse to sit up all 
night with her. I think we numbered about one hun- 
dredy but I am not sure. It was said that he was aim^ 
ing at notoriety, and I do not think there is any doubt 
about it now. He has given notice to leave two or three 
times, but I suppose he cannot find a better house, as he 
is still there. He did not take the least notice of me the 
whole evenings though I sat close to him. Did|you 
notice the cold manner in which he received his bro- 
ther ? We were obliged to steer in a northerly direc- 
tion for several days. He is spoken of as a very noted 
character^ Staffordshire is noted for its potteries. 
As the bill of exchange was not duly honoured when 
presented at the banker's, it was noted for non-payment. 
Where are you going ? That is nothing to you ! He 
thinks nothing qfwa&ing into London every morning, 
though the distance is five miles. He cannot refuse 
me half-a-crown. that is a mere nothing to him. 'He 
raised himself into notice entirely lay Yoa o^w ^TLKt<v2Pc>&. 



76 

O. 

He will do anything to obtain his object. Have you 
any objection to write to him for me. If you have no 
objectiony I am going to take this piece of music home 
to coj^. Why does he object to his sons going into the 
army ? I know he will strongly object to such an ar- 
rangement as that. As the price is no object with her^ 
you may send the best you have got in the shop. What 
is his object in going to reside there ? You should 
have seen what an object he was ; I could hardly bear 
to look at him. If you object to those terms, I do not 
know what to say. Can you oblige me with an umbrel- 
la ? it is beginning to rain very fest. How could such 
conduct as that escape observation ? If we were to be 
observed by the people in the next house, we should be 
the talk of every body in the parish. Ajs we go on, he 
tries to ptct every obstacle he can in the way. It will 
not be easy to remove such an obstacle as that. If I 
may judge by what I have seen of him, I should say 
he is very obstinately inclined. Seeing that he was 
obstinately determined not to listen to any one, I left 
him to his fate. If they put him to the oath, perhaps 
he may tell the truth. It seems so very obvious to me, 
that I wouder you do not see it. The little ones do 
not suit me so well as the larger ones. He gave him 
great offence by that letter. I hope he will not take 
offence at my not having called on him, when I was in 
town. They wiU be very much offended vnth me I 
know, but I cannot help it. * But one word more on the 
subject, and it shall not be mentioned to you again. 
How could any one excuse such unkindness from him. 
I see it will be one and the same thirty after all. 



It belonged to me, once upon a time. We were on 
ovar way to Canada when the accident took place. 



77 

Should it once come to that point we are done for. There 
was a quaker in the roon^ teith his hat any whilst every 
one else was uncovered. Our reg^ent is as well offi' 
cered as any in the army. You may always find him at 
his office in the morning. He lives opposite the post" 
office. He entered into offi/ce only a few weeks ago. I am 
not used to he spoken to in such an off-hand manner. 
They were under quarantine off Gosport. I am sorry 
to say we are a very long way off from, the church here. 
It is very wrong of him not to exert himself more on 
behalf of his family. You need not try to deceive me, 
I know you o^ old. It hasjtist occurred to me that I 
have something particular to do to-night. / take this 
opportunity o/expressing my gratitude to you. If you 
let the occasion slip, perhaps you may not have ano- 
ther so advantageous for a long time. There is no 
occasion for you to write, as I shall see them to-mor« 
row. I have not, that I know of, given occasion for 
such complaints. I go there occasionally y when he is 
at home. Be off, you little idler. There is the queen, 
off with your hats. I wrote to her to say she must pay 
me ; I cannot be pui off any longer. Fortunately for 
me he has consented to take it off my hands. Are they 
well off or not? Goodbye, I am off . I wish I had 
the whole work, but I have only some odd numbers of 
it. You have brought me two odd hoots, go and fetch 
me the right ones. What an odd shape ; did you ever 
see anything like it ? I have been obliged to do it as 
I could, with odds and ends. 



I have gwen you my opinion once before, and that 
is enough. We are all of opinion that he has improved 
very much. I do not think there is the least opening 
for a surgeon there at present. I hope you will not 
think I have read your letter ; it vraa ^yn^hX.^ xaa ^^\s.^ 



34 



If I were you, I should tell him so to his face. If 
you mention it to her, she is sure to laugh in yomrface, 
lA'my opinion she isJvU thirtj years of age. 1 did 
m^ know they were on such Jnendfy terms. Her dul- 
c&en fret dreadfully 9 it must he a great annoyance. 
You are certainly yrce/rom any blame, you did what 
you could to prevent it. We must appear before the 
authority as a matter of form. That horse has been 
bred on the mountains, and is a surefooted soiimaL He 
is loved with the greeUest fondness by his parents. They 
Jlock hy hundreds to hear him. The church was fwiU, 
to hear the bishop preach. That is what I call aiCting 
like a friend. Do come, we expect to have a litdefim. 
You fret yourself about nothing, you should try to be 
more reasonable. He nudces rather too free with his 
father's purse ; I do not think he much approves it« 
Do yo see that old gipsey ? come, let us have our for- 
tune told for sixpence. I shall write, but merely frr 
form's sake, 1£ they were to set a subscription onfoot^ 
they might raise a good deal of money. Unfortu- 
nately, he treads in the footsteps of his wretched father. 
They were bound hand andfooty and could not move. 
He is an unprincipled man, and tramples under foot 
the most sacred laws of humanity. Her brother being 
an artist, she has become pamionately fond of drawing. 
Brighton is always full at this time of the year. He is 
of such a disposition as to make friends anywhere. She 
was going to make free with me, but I soon put a stop 
to it. 



You will not play the fool with me, I can tell 
you. He seems to deUght in making a fool of himself. 
How foolish of you. As soon as they hoisted the French 
flag, they were permitted to go on. I should think it 
tvas natJU for her to go out in such weather. That 



78 

just as it is. Put ths door toide open^ it is so very warm 
m thb small room. How pretty the openr^worh is in 
these cuffs. Take care what you say, as the door is a 
little open, and they will hear you. During my travels 
I was often obliged to sleep in the open air. I have no 
desire to lay myself open to censure if I can help it. It 
is his open disposition that makes him so beloved by 
everybody. Is not that very ominous under present 
^circumstances ? It was a whim of the old dowager's 
to have it arrrnged in the old-fashioned style. That 
reminds me very much of the good old times. The 
troops have been ordered hack to England. What 
have you ordered for dinner to-day. It is very difficult to 
keep such boys in order, I can tell you. Every one is 
complaining of the oppression in the air these last two 
days. I shall be heartily glad when he is gone, as I 
shall then have no one to oppsoe me in the place, i Do 
not forget to avail yourself of every opportunity to 
speak about it. She can play very nicely, but she is 
a little out of practice, K we go upstairs into the 
drawing-room, we shall be out of all this noise. As he 
was out, I left word with the servant that I would call 
again in the evening. When I went to order the book 
tfiey told me it was out of print. Put a little coal on 
the fire, or it will soon he out. Put out one of those 
candles ; there is too much light. The physician is 
afraid that he will ultimatelj^ go out of his mind. He 
would not stop to Aear me out. If you are not out of poc- 
ket by that affair you may think yourself very lucky. 



Why do you not speah out, instead of miittering like 
that. I have been waiting here this last half hour, 
and am qvMe out of patience with you. Where can he 
go if he should happen to be mit of place. If that is 
reall/ the case, I think you are quite right ; it is what 



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you ought to do. I generallj go there every other day^ 
unless something occurs to prevent me. You cannot 
he overcautious when you have to deal with such peo- 
ple as those. It is a fine animal, hut at that rate it 
will soon he overdone with work. Take care that the 
meat is not overdone to-day. I am afraid that the 
garden is overgrown with weeds hy this time. How 
very ovemiee you are ahout everything to-day. It 
would he hetter for him if he was not so overofficious. 
You will find that I have not overrated the difficulties. 
I hope we shall overtake them soon. We took shelter 
under a tree till the shower was over. I am afraid, hy 
what I hear, that it is all over with him now. We 
have heen talking it over^ hut we cannot agree with 
you on the suhject. I have read it over and over again^ 
and know it ahnost hy heart. 



P. 

There is no reason for such complaining, I am sure 
ihere is plenty heref or dinner, even if half a dozen more 
people at tahle. Game seems to he very plentiful this 
year, from all I hear. There is always & plentiful sup- 
ply of poultry in this part of the country. I think I 
have it from good authority, hut I will not pledge my- , 
self tor the truth of it. We shall he ready to start at 
your pleasure. Nothing would give me more pleasure 
than to hear of your success. I shall feel great plea^ 
sure in coming if I possibly can. She is easily pleased, 
if you go the right way to work. You may please your^ 
selfahouit it, I do not care which it is. 

What a nice place you have got here. The races 
are to take place in the first week in August, I have 
sent my servant to secure two places in the coach for 
you. I want to find some one to supply his place for a 
few days. We went to the play twice last week. You 
may tell him I am not to be play^ vnth-. TVv^ ^^^ Sa» 



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not extinguished yet, the engines are still playing on 
%L I never cheat people, as you do ; I always like to 
play fairly. If that pa/rtition had heen thrown a little 
farther back, you would have had a noble room. I 
wish the partition walls were thicker in these houses, 
it is so unpleasant to hear all the noises of one's neigh- 
bours. He is going to enter into partnership with his 
brother next year. His health has obliged him to 
dissolve pcwtnersMp, and to go abroad. He expects to 
get his debts paid before the end of the year, but I 
think he will be deceived. If I will only pay down 
one hundred pounds, I may have it as soon as I like. 
I would pay him out well, if he had done such a thing 
to me. He is not worthy the name of a friend, if he 
expects to he paid for such a trifling service as that. 
He has got it at last, bui he has p€nd most dearly for 
it. He passed himself off iov an officer in the navy, 
and in that way has defrauded a g^eat many trades- 
men in the town. He often flies in a passion about 
nothing. You must not go to extremes with him when 
he is out of humour, for in the heat of passion you do 
not know what he might do. The disease has reached 
that point when it is pa^ curing. Somebody patted 
me on the shoulder ^ but from the crowd I could not find 
out who it was. Your sister is quite a pattern to you 
all ; she does not seem to lose one minute in the day. 
They have sent me a great many patterns to look at, 
but I do not like any of them. What a singujar pat- 
tern you have chosen ; I should not like to spend my 
time upon it. 



When I met him he was coming out of a paumbro- 
kev^s shop. I was then in such distress for money that 
I was obliged to patm my watch for five pounds. She 
ia married to a half-pay officer in the navy. He ought 



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not to he pitied, after bringing bis troubles upon bim- 
self by his misconduct. I was awoke by some one cry- 
ing most pitifully in the street, I hope some one will 
tdkcpUy on hira, for he needs it very much. He is so 
easily moved to pity, that people often take advantage 
of it, and impose upon him sadly. What a pity you 
did not tell me of it before. I had a Jive-franc piece 
eiven me yesterday by a friend, who has just returned 
&om Paris. My servant has just let the tray fall, and 
of course everything on it was dashed to pieces, I am 
taking this dress to pieces, and I think it will look al- 
most as good as new when it is tiu-ned. The newspa- 
pers give very sad accounts of it ; but I hope the pic- 
ture is overdrawn. She is very peculiar ; I cannot say 
that you will like her. We have picked out all the 
best ; what shall we do with the rest ? If you give 
him the least occasion, he is sure to pick a quarrel 
with you about nothing. He is a regular pickpocket. 
It was on that occasion that I had my pocket picked 
of a silk handkerchief. The son is the very picture of 
his mother, but the daughter is more like her father. 
What a pretty pickle you are in ; where have you been ? 
^j practising regfularly five hours a day, you may ex- 
pect to make some proficiency, but not unless. He 
has sold \A^pra4^ice very advantageously. He/>rac- 
tised as a surgeon in Bath for twenty years. His elder 
brother is the only one of the family that has any p<mer 
over him. I think you will agree with me that it is 
most powerfully written. He has it in his power to do 
a great deal of mischief if he likes. I will come for 
your gratification, if I possibly can. If I would let 
him do it, he would possess himself of everything. 
There are four brothers, and a\i possessed of immense 
riches. Her marriage portion was very handsome. 



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I was very pointed with him, I do not know how he 
liked.it. If I were you I should tell him point blank 
that I could not do it. By dint of teasing, he gained 
his point at last. Do let us come to the point, we have 
been quibbling about it long enough, I do not expect 
to gain anything by that affair ; in fact, if I am not 
out of pocket by it I shall think myself fortunate. The 
house seems very old ; the wainscotting is so rotten 
th&t it is falling to pieces. She saves all her pocket- 
money to give it to an old blind man. I never met 
with such prejudiced people before. They will not hear 
a word against him, they are so highly prejudiced in his 
favour. A little more intercourse with the world would 
soon do away with such prejudices. You ought to 
shun the company of such an unprincipled man. They 
may place every confidence in him, as he is a man of 
principle. What a foolish woman ! she is so puffed up 
with pride, and certainly without any occasion for it. 
He prides himself upon being connected with the first 
families in the land. He seems to take more pride in 
his horses than in anything else. I will take them all 
if you will let me have them at cost price. I cannot 
deduct one penny, there is a set price upon all these 
goods. I am afraid the price of bread will rise. His 
goods are all of the best quality, and will always get a 
good price, I have seen the service of plate that is to 
be presented to the mayor ; it is a very handsome one. 
If you could but prevaU upon him to leave home for a 
few weeks, he would be much benefited by the change 
of air. You make a great mistake ; he is not to be 
prevailed upon so easily as that. 



The youngest sister was very well provided for by an 
aunt. I purpose going for a tour up the Rhine noxt 
autumn. I wish he hud spoken a little more to the 



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purpose. All the trouble you have taken is, I fear, to 
no purpose. It will be a great improvement to the 
street when that house is pulled doom. Why did you 
not pull up your horse when you saw it coming ? If 
I were you, I would pull up all those strawberry roots 
and put something moi;e usefid in their place. The wind 
was so high that several trees were pulled up by the 
roots. They pulled off from shore, amidst the cheers 
of an immense crowd. If you put me o^much longer 
I am going to apply to some one else. The trial has 
been put off to the next sessions. It put me quite in a 
fright, I thought something had happened to you. I 
wish you had put me in mind of it before ; it is too late 
now. Where shall I put it ? Put it down there, upon 
that chair. I was surprised to see Yam put out his hand 
to me. Put down your work, and come and walk in 
the garden. You must learn to put your thirigs away 
when you have done with them. The captain was 
taken seriously ill, and we were obliged to put back 
into the harbour. Where is the cat, I hear her pur-^ 
ring. At what inn do you put up, because I can 
jecommend you a very good one. I have put up with 
her insolence too long already. I shall be obliged to 
find some means before long to put a stop to that gos- 
siping. He seemed to be quite put out by your re- 
marks. I have put out all the candles downstairs. 
Since I put my arm out of joint, it is very painful occa- 
sionally. It would not signify if I had only myself to 
provide for. We were provided with everything we 
could want. 



It would be a pity if it should prove useless, after 
spending so much time upon it. He has, however, 
proved himself to be a most inconsistent man. We 
heard bad news of him yesterday, and la\ft.Qv\^ ^^^^ 



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they will pr eve but too true. He is a man who has 
been veri/ prosperous for some years. You have such 
a fine prospect from your room uptairs. What then 
are her prospects ? I shall not make a very good thing 
of it I am airaid, as I have not the proper tools for it. 
It is not proper for you to speak so. You will not find 
it there, that is not the proper place to go for it. A 
new process has been invented to make the cloth wiUer^ 
proof. That will promote your interest as much as 
anything. He will soon be promoted to a higher 
grade. They are all very promising children. As it 
was a very promising affair^ I was tempted to take a 
part in it. You have broken your promise ; I shall not 
believe you any more. What progress have you made 
with your book, will it soon be published? She is 
already very proficient in music and drawing. They 
are professed gamblers. My opinion is, that he does 
not know half of what he professes. It can be produc- 
tive of no good to them. I intend to proceed against 
him, I assure you. The concert was very well attended, 
and the proceeds were given to the hospitaL It all 
proceeds from want of care. You must not disturb 
them, they are having a little private conversation. If 
you want to see him in privaiCy you had better come in 
the morning. 



Q. 

Did you ever meet with such a queer man before? 
I shall not quibble with you about it any longer. I 
have always found him a very quick boy. The very 
thought of it makes me all in a quiver. If I were you 
I would have nothing to do with such a questionable 
character. I do not question at all the truth of your 
statement* If the question is put to me 1 shall not 
deny it. As to his honesty, there is no question about 



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f^. Do not CLsk him too many questionsy as it is likely 
he would be embarrassed now to answer them. I have 
fdt very qvieer all day ; I am afraid I am going to be 
ill. I should not like to be obliged to live with such 
queer people. How many quavers are there in that 
bar? We amuse ourselves in playing quartetts diu*ing 
the winter evenings. The landlord has promised to 
spend the present quarterns rent in repairing the house. 
As soon as the quarter has expired^ J will call upon 
you to pay the rent. Where do they quarter the troops 
when uiey pass through the town ? You have to do 
with a very quarrelsome man. He does not require 
much provocation ; he is sure to pick up a quarrel 
about the least trifle. I am sorry to say the people 
in the next house are always quarrelling. His uncle 
has obtained the situation for him ; but he is not th^ 
least qualified for it. 



Race. — I met them coming from Ascot races. That 
town was once famous yiw its races. How foolish of 
him to rack his brains with subjects which he will never 
understand. I suppose that poor woman is the mother 
of those ragged children. His coat is worn to rags. 
The cholera has been raging all the summer in the 
south of Russia! It has heen pourina with rain all the 
night. If it should happen to rain what are we to do ? 
I quite expect you will be caught in the rain ; you had 
better stay at home. The price of bread is likely to 
rise this week. How can he expect to raise such a large 
sum as that ? They are going to raise an army to send 
out to India. It is a plant which can only he raised in 
a hothoiae. I want you to rake the borders this morn- 
ing. Instead of fixing her attention upon what she is 
about, her thoughts are alwavs rambling, 1 have been 
rambling all over the neighbourhood this morning* 



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Mind what you are sajingy and do not UJkatrandm 
like that. There is something ahout him which teOs 
you at once that he is a hum of rank. He ranks high 
amonff his brother officers. She talks at iuch a raU^ 
that £ere is no putting a word in. Do exert yourself, 
we shall never get on at that rate, I think he eould Uve 
on raw meat if you would let him. It is generally made 
of raw silk. The vessel was laden with raw sugar. 
We wrote this morning, but the letter will not readi 
them till to-morrow night. The surgeon did not reach 
the spot in time to see him alive. Will you raocA that 
hook down for me off the top shelf ? It is just within 
your reachf if you stretch out your arm. lie is well 
read in the poets of his native country. I read Ihs 
hook through in one day. I think he will readily con- 
sent to your proposal. It is a recufy-money shop, there* 
fore the goods are cheaper than anywhere else. We 
took a ready-furnished house for twelve months. You 
will always tod him very ready to oblige you. 



Reconcile,*^ cannot reconcile mysdfto the idea of leav- 
ing England, in spite of the bright prospects before me. 
The most serious earthquake on record U>ok place in that 
year. She is just beginning to reco^^erfrom averv dang^^ 
ous illness. It was a long time before she could reoovef 
her senses sufficient to speak. It is supposed that he 
can never recover that loss. He is himself persuaded 
that he is past recovery. The poker was m? hot : I 
wonder it did not set fire to the house. What little 
rosy-red cheeks that child has ! Did you notice that 
coachman, what a redrfaced man he is ? I have been 
to a lawyer about it, but I can obtain no redress. If 
you refer to your hooks, you will find that you have 
made a mistake. We may refer it to a third person if 
you like. Why did you not refer him to me? I could 



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have told Um aD about it. WUh reference to what we 
were taHdng about just now, I will give you an answer 
in a few days. I can give you the best references if 
you require them. Such conduct does not reflect much 
credii upon him, I think, upon reflection^ that we had 
better not take notice of it. I have had an hoinr^s 
sleep, and feel quite refreshed. I might have had it if 
I had liked, as I htzd the first refusal of it. They have 
always shewn a greats regard for our family. He seems 
perfectly regardless of the consequences which must 
necessarily follow such an act as that. I could not 
obtain a ticket for the concert, but thev gave me two 
fof' the rehearsal the evening before. I dunk I have 
succeeded in reingraiiating myseif in his favour. Give 
the horse the rein ; he knows the road so well that he 
win be sure to take you home. Just as we thought 
him nearly recovered, he had another relapse. 



Release, — ^I cannot release you from your promise of 
coming to see us this summer. I have had a letter to-day 
and my mind is very much relieved by the good news it 
contained. His appetite has quite failed him; he does 
notseemto reUsh anything, Atfirstldid not rdishtheidea 
of such an interview, but I did not find it so formidable 
as I enected. I should not mind it for any one else, 
but I Old it rductantlyfor him. It cannot he remedied 
now. It is too late. There is no excuse for your for- 
getting it ; such things oug?U to he remembered. We 
had a letter from her yesterday, in which she desires 
to he remembered to you. How glad I am that I remem^ 
bered it. Why did you not remind me of it? I had 
totally forgotten it. "Hiev have lately removed to ano- 
ther part of the town. As they are now returned td 
England, I hope we shall be able to renew our former 
friendship. I have taken the house xv^ou «. repamt^ 



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lease. He is going to have his house ptU in thorough 
repair. We must not believe all the reports which axe 
in circulation. The parishioners intend to report his 
conduct to the hishop. We were startled by the report 
of a gun at a short distance from us. It is reported 
that he has shot himself. I have always reposed the 
greatest confidence in him, and never found that he has 
deceived me. The idea only of such conduct is quite 
repugnant to my feelings. I ventured to mention it to 
him, but I met with such a reptdse as you never heard 
before. May I request the favowr of an interview ? 
He will do it perhaps at your reguesty but not for me, 
I am sure. I shall act as the occasion may require. Is 
that as much as you require ? because I may give you 
more if you like. Ramsgate is a place o£ great resort 
during the summer. I hope I shall never be obliged 
to resort to such means as those. I am going to do it, 
out of respect for his family. It suits me admirably in 
every respect. Give my respects to them. I have writ- 
ten to my friend respecting your son, as you asked me 
to do. I am, sir, yours, respectfully. 



Respite. — I have had no respite from my cough, day 
or night, for several days. She is gone to rest a htde on 
the sofa, for she has been standing all the morning, and 
is very much fatigued. We left at eleven o'clo<^ but 
aU the rest staid till twelve. I was recommended to 
try sea bathing, and it quite restored me to heaUh. 
Since his father's death, he has been under no restraint 
whatever, and can do what he likes. It is both a 
wholesale and retail warehouse. There would be no 
profit to me in retailing such at article as that. My 
horse does not suit me, and I am anxious to get rid 
of it. If you leave it to me, I will soon get you rid 
o{ it. I used to ride a great deal on horseback, but I 



haye giren it up some time. He rides a splendid bay 
horse. "Will you go for a ride with us in the cannage? 
It will do you good. The physician has ordered me to 
ride an horseback every day. The property really be- 
longs to him, but he has not the means of establishing 
Ms right to it. Surely he could not have been in his 
rwht senses when he did such a foolish thing as that. 
He has set about it in the right way. That, &y rights 
belongs to ma. Just try to guess, and I will tell you 
if you are right. You wici 1%^ this time. Here is 
die baker's bill, will you look over it and see if the sum 
is right. I would not myself speak so of my father ; 
I do not Mnk it is right to do so. The rightful owner 
of the property is not known. You need not fear the 
consequences ; I will set it all to rights. 



Rise.-r-What can have given rise to such reports ? 
Where does the Thames rise ? I am told that the price 
of provisions is beginning to rise. The whole coimtry 
would rise up in arms immediately. He is a very early 
riser, and walks every morning before breakfast. The 
house being built on a rising ground, and without any 
trees round it, is very much exposed. He is a rising 
man and sure to succeed. The rising of the sun. He 
is nothing less than a rogue. What are you doing 
here, you little rogue ? I have told the gardener to roU 
the grass ; it ought to be done every day. The paths 
will not be so rough when they have been rolled. 
Take that piece of stick away from that child, he has 
already hurt the roof of his mouth with it. The roof 
of the coach was piled up with luggage. I have been 
looking for it ever so long in the druvnng^oom, in the 
dining-room and schoolrooms and cannot find it any- 
where. We require a roomy house for our large family. 
How can you eat those rotten apples ? The fruit is 



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roiling on the trees before it is ripe, from the wet 
weather we have had. We found the roads very rough 
in that part of the country. He will never bear such 
rjvgh treatment as that. Will you come and haice a 
walk round the garden ? We have them for dessert aU 
the year round. We went a long way round to avoid 
meeting them. He was 'eery rude to me when I spoke 
to him about it. That child completely rvXes his mother. 
Here is the ruler, will you rule me some lines ? Every 
thing in the house is done according to rule. It was 
80 foggy last nighty that I ran against a lamp post. 
This teapot runs out again, we cannot use it. The 
perspiration ran down his face. Why are you running 
up and down stairs so often ? You left your scissors 
in the garden last night ; they are become quite rusty. 
This bacon is getting rusty ; I cannot eat any more 
of it. 



Sad. — What sad weather we have had lately. We 
have had very sad news from India this morning. I am 
sadly in want of a new watch. Travelling is not safe 
on that road at that time of night. If ycm leave it 
with me, I will put it in a safe place. Write and let us 
know that you have arrived safe, I have put the meat 
iu the safe as you told me. We sailed on the 15th of 
June, what a fine sight it must be to see such a fine 
vessel in full saiU It is one of the best sailing vessds 
we have. We were sailing in a northward direction 
when we saw them. For me sake of peaces I always 
let him say what he likes. He will do it^br your sake, 
but not for mine. Sometimes you may meet with very 
good things at a sale^ for a mere nothing. It is m 
very seme that you have seen at our house. That alone 
is sufficient to turn the scale in his favor. He formerly 
carried on business on a more extensive scale than he 



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can afford to do now. By the scale on the map, I find 
tlie distance to be about a bnndred miles. His scale of 
prices runs high. You may have a good pair of scales 
for fourteen shillings. The dress would look yery nice 
^ it was not so scanty. We have had such a scanty 
supply of fruit this year. Money seems to be very 
scarce with everybody. It is not a bad plan to make 
oneself a little scarce under certain circumstances. 
They say he is a very areat scholar. The old man is 
very fond of seeing children scramble for apples. I 
scrambled through my dinner. It is a sea-pert, where 
we have the sea air, but we find it a very dull place. 
Th^Jgo *o the sea-side every summer for three or four 
weeks. His father does not know what to do with him, 
he has made up his mind to send him to seOi Th^ 
physician recommends a loJiy sea voyage to re-esta- 
blish his health. 



jgU, — ^Where do you sit at church ? I never see you. 
J should not like to sit in the front of the gaUery, it is 
so conspicuous. They are gone to spend the summer 
months at their country seat in Hampshire. There 
are no more lettuces in the garden that are fit to cxii, 
they are all gone to seed. Uo when I will, he is never 
to he seen. We were there a fortnight, and saw every 
thing there was to he seen. It is a thing which is to 
he seen everr day. He has a great deal of self-posses- 
sion, he will be sure to act his part well. You may 
easily perceive that the child is rather sdf-^iUed. I 
wish there were some means of correcting her. It is 
a useful article, and will always sell wdL They intend 
to seU ojf their old stock, and make new purchases for 
the spring. You served him quite right, and he de- 
served much more than that. Her daughter is old 
enough now to go out to service. If this can he of any 



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service to youy there it is. What a fine set of teeth, it 
is seldom jou see any like them, I hope jou are going 
to set about it in earnest now. I was obliged to set 
everything aside for him. I intend to have this stone 
set in a ring. It appears as if the weather hcui set in 
Jine. I have set the clock at the proper time. We were 
set on shore for four hours, to go and see the town. 
He was in partnership with his father^ bi\t has lately 
set up for himself. 

Let us walk in the shade, it is so hot. This ayenue 
woidd be a nice walk in smnmer, if it was a little more 
shaded. You must finish this drawing before I come 
again, and mind how you shade the roof of that house. 
Do you not find it hot here ? Shall we not cross over 
to the shady side of the street ? How many shares have 
you in this railway? There was a meeting of the 
shareholders yesterday. We had a very sharp frost 
this morning. He has very sharp features. Do not 
speak so sharp to him. My knife wants sharpening; 
take it to the cutler. Send away those shells and let 
me give you some more oysters. Will you have your 
egg boiled in the shell or not ? Now the peas are shelled 
they look very few, hardly enough for a dish. We 
sheltered ourselves imder a tree. Shew those ladies into 
the drawing room. She is very fond of showing off 
before people. The moon could not shine brighter 
than it does to night« The ship in which I came was 
hound to Amsterdam. There is, generally, a great deal 
of shipping off Portsmouth. It costs me two pounds a 
year for the shoeing of my horse. The trees are shoot- 
ing out all over. I have been out shooting with my 
brother all day. Just now I am rather short of money. 
We were short'of provisions after two months' voyage. 
His father keeps him very short of money. Very shortly 
after that, we left for Warwickshire, 



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Show, — What a fine show of geraniums ! We had 
a very heavy shower in the morning. What showery 
weather \ The thieves are supposed to have entered 
the house by the side door. They live on the opposite 
side of the way. He thinks this is the wrong side of 
the cloth ; I say it is the right, I should not advise 
you to have your portrait taken full face ; your side 
face is by far better. I think he would side with us if 
he was here. So much light must be Injurious to your 
sight. They dare not lose sight of him for one moment 
for fear of some accident. Although so old> she is 
still very quick sighted. All the family are unfortu- 
nately very short sighted, I know them very well by 
sight, for I see them every day. He is a poor silk 
weaver from Spitalfields. I have had some silk worms 
given to me ; what shall I feed them with ? What 
nice silky hair that child has ! How long is it since 
you heard from Jamaica ? We heard not long since. 
He is a single man, and he says, there is nothing like 
single life. Can you not sit down a minute ? You look 
as if you had been sitting up all night. That portrait 
is exceedingly well done, especially as you gave the 
artist only one sitting. You should not sit up so late 
as you do, it will injure your health. He is obliged 
to have some one to sit up with him all night. Let us 
try our skill and see if we cannot do better than that. 
Business is generally rather slack at this season. It is 
a great deal too slack to be comfortable. I had not 
a wink of sleep last night from the tooth ache. The 
noise made me start up in my sleep, I do really want 
to go to bed, I am so very sleepy. What can be the 
matter, that he has his arm In a sling ? Do not let 
such an opportunity slip, you may not have such another. 
He slipped it Into my hand as I was coming out of the 
room. I slipped away without being observed. It is 
very slippery to day. Make haste, how slow you are ! 
Our clock is a quarter of an hour too slow. They 



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liave a viug little cottag:e. Suppose U to he 90, that 
will not make much difference to us. He always 
speaks of Lady so and so and Lord so and so. 



So forth, — I intend to give six to one and four to 
another, and so forth, as occasion may require. Soak 
it well in hot water. We came home soaking tcet., 
I am in some measure obliged to go. Some went one 
way and some another. She is sure to get it some 
how or other. He is somewhat taller than myself, but 
not much. When you come again next year, if we 
are spared so long, we shall be happy to see you. 
Can you spare me the newspaper for a little while ? 
When you have any spare time; come and spend an 
hour with us. What a pity, with his talents, that he 
should have such a defect in his speech. He delivered 
his speech in a very impressive manner. That news 
had such an effect upon him, that he was speechless 
for several hours. I never saw her in such high spirits 
before as she was that evening. The last few days 
she has been in very bad spirits. In spite o^everything 
I could say she would go. I am afraid that out of 
spite, he will do us some injury, i am sorry to say 
that that child already shews a very spiteful disposition. 
You must not take more than a spoonful at a time. 
We want six more tea-spoons. I hear that you have 
been shooting all day, what sport have you had ? He 
is a thorough sporting character, I could judge better 
if I was on the spot. Have you fixed upon any spot 
for your house ? It is a lovely spot the scenery is so 
beautiful. How can I get this spot of grease out ? 
I have sprained my foot. The news spread all over the 
town in a short time. Ah, I have spied you out now ! 
Yuu did not expect it. I think I saw some one spying 
at us from the window. I heard that a month ago# 



95 

it is quite Hale news now. Why do you not eat stale 
bread ? It is much better for you than new. J have 
been asked to stand Godfather to my nephew. Come 
and stand by me, you will be able to see better. As 
matters stand now, I cannot go any more. It stands 
to reason that he could not sanction such proceedings. 
The works are at a stand still for want of funds. It 
is an acquaintance of long standing. He is a man of 
high standing in the law. I should like to know what 
made him stare at me the whole evening. It must be 
so ; how can you doubt it for a moment ? It stares you 
in the face. I do not like to meet that man, he always 
stares at me so rudely. 



Start. — That noise made me start from my sleep. 
We were hardly on the spot, before the dog started a 
very fine hare. I do not wish him to have the start of 
me. She does things by Jits and starts without any 
kind of regularity. There is no other way of con- 
quering his violent temper, than by starving him. He 
is so proud, that he would rather starve to death than 
let you ever see that he is in want. The body will 
lie in state for three days. Somebody stepped forward 
to reply, but he was silenced. You have taken a very 
wrong step, and will certainly have to repent it. He 
has not gone one step forward in the affair. We are 
getting on very slowly, step by step. She does not 
stir out of the house the whole of the winter. He is 
of a very apathetic disposition and requires to be 
stirred up. There is not a breath of wind stirring. 
There is no news stirring just now. We have just 
laid in our stock of coals lor the winter. We have 
a larger stock of silks than we have ever had before. 
I suppose the stocks rose last week ? No, on the con- 
trary, they fell. Their garden is better stocked with 



/ruii trees than ours. He will leave no atone unturned 
to obtain it. The houses are all built of free stone. 
Loadstone coramunicates its powers of attraction to 
iron and steel. I must put a stop to that before long. 
He cried, stop thief, as loud as he could. Does it not 
look very much like a storm. What do you say ? the 
best of the story is, that whilst he is said to have been 
doing all that in London, he was in America. The 
house is three stories high and a very convenient one. 
When I corae you must not put yourself to any in- 
convenience or make any stranger of me. You make 
yourself stranger ! why do we not see you oftener. 
That is much beyond my strength at present. She is 
better now, and is gathering strength daily. It re- 
quires much more strength of ' mind than he possesses. 
You should lay the stress on the first syllable. He 
was struck off the army list in consequence. The 
vessel struck on the coast. It is upon the stroke of ten, 
therefore we have no time to lose. When he has 
given t\xQ finishing stroke to his work^ it will really be 
splendid. 



Strong.-^Thei one is such a radical, and the other 
such a strong tory, that it is impossible they could 
ever agree. / have always studied to please him. 
Bring me a candle, I have stumbled against some- 
thing in the dark. It is a failing that will always 
prove a stumblingMock in his way. I have been a 
subscriber to the reading rooms for many years. His 
subscription is a guinea a quarter. There is a great 
deal of substance in that cloth. They will not allow 
him to take any substantial food yet. Such people 
would not suit me at all. You may have it, such as it 
is, if it is of any use to you. She has been a very 
great sufferer from rheumatism for several years. 



97 

Should the undertaking not succeed I shall be a 

greater sufferer than you. Suffice it to say that 

You may have a suit of clothes at a very reasonable 
price, ^re you suited with a servant yet ? That 
colour will suit your complexion better than mine. 
That hour suits me very well. He is not at all suited 
for such an office. It was a very fine sunshiny day. 
I have a dreadful headache from walking in the sun, 
I left it in the garden by the sun-dial. Will you stay 
and take some supper with us ? No, thank you, I 
never eat any supper. They are sure to come if no one 
else does. Be sure not to speak of it to any one. 
The wood swarms with rabbits. I feel a swimming in 
my head; I am afraid I shall fall. 



Take. — He takes much more after his mother than 
after his father. Ring the bell for the servant to come 
and take away. Whatever he takes in hand he is sure 
to do it thoroughly. He takes offence at every thing 
I say. Jt is exactly as I tell you ; you may take my 
word for it. She is going to India, and came to take 
leave of us at the beginning of the week. Do not say 
such things to him, for he does not know how to 
take a joke. I took it for granted that he would come 
to-day. I suppose if it does not suit, you will not 
mind taking it back again. You take a great deal too 
much upon yourself. They are very much taken up with 
their new friends. He was taken very ill yesterday. 
The new invention seems to take very well. How can 
you talk such nonsense as that. If you want to make 
yourself talked of you may do it. I do not like to be 
taken to task by such a man. The sight was so dis- 
tressing that it brought tears to my eyes. Do not ask 
him now, he is out of temper. If you can but keep 
your temper, you are likely to gain the point. I shall 



98 

never get used to that sour temper. They lived to^ 
gether on very good terms at one time, but now they 
never speak. They are very liberal and will not 
object to your terms. What are his terms per quarter ^ 
I try to keep on good terms with every body if I can— 
This is our umbrella and that one is theirs. Do yoii^— 
not think he is lookins^ very thin after his illness ? The^^" 
concert was very thinly attended. Did you ever see 
anything like it ? What a proud little thing that child is— — 
I pity those poor things very much, who is to take care^^ 
of them now ? One would really think that there was- 
no one good enough for them to associate with. He^ 
has just had ten thousand pounds left him ; only thint^' 
of that! He thinks very highly of himself and o£^ 
every thing that belongs to him. They are people 
that would think nothing of saying the rudest things 
to you or any body else. 



Third, — We hear from London every third day. I 
have given up all thoughts of going to India for the 
present. I said it very thoughtlessly ; I wish I had 
not done so. That coat is not made of good cloth, it 
will soon be thread bare. Thread that needle for me, 
I cannot see. It was through his Uncle that he ob- 
tained his commission. I have been out in the rain 
this last hour and am wet through. All the money 
which has been spent upon her accomplishments is 
perfectly thrown away. You had better throw off your 
shawl, or you will catch cold when you go out of this 
warm room. You roust not go and hinder her time. 
I have more spare time now than I had a little while 
ago. 1 will do it for you at any time. It will be 
quite time enough if you come at ten o'clock. It is 
a pretty piece, but you do not piny it quite in time. 
Walk on tiptoe; I am afraid you will awake him. Do 



99 

not listen to that tiule-tattle. Every thing in the 
house is turned topsy turvy in consequence of our 
moving. That child is much too full of tricks to 
please me. 1 shall pay you out some day for the 
trick you have played upon me, I do not like to see 
him tri/iin^ away his time with that nonsense. Do 
not fancy that he will let you trifle with him. Why 
do you trouble yourself with Ihin^^ that do not concern 
you ? I am going to trouble you with this little parcel 
for your sister. I gave myself 2^ great deal of trouble 
for nothing at all. They have been in a great deal of 
trouble for some time as regards money matters. I 
wish some one would rid me of that troublesome man. 
This instrument is very much out of tune; it must be 
tuned before we use it to-morrow night. Look how 
you have tumbled your dress. It was still twilight ! 
and we could fortunately just see the danger we 
were in. 



Unacquainted, — I suppose you are not totally unac- 
qttainted with what has taken place ! They expect he 
will be unanimously elected. He took us quite unawares. 
His behaviour is c{mie .unbecoming a gentleman. That 
remark was totally uncalled for. You have looked 
very uncomfortable all the evening, what is the matter ? 
There has been a good deal of intrigue going on tin. 
derhand. There is no polish in him, he is very uncouth 
in his manners. He has enticed all my customers 
away, by underselling me, I understand you are 
coming into our neighbourhood, is it so ? Every 
body says he is quite unfit for such a responsible 
situation. I told you, that it would not pass unnoticed. 
He seemed very unwilling to do it at first, but however 
I persuaded him into it at last. Must I do it then ? 
most unquestionably you must. These boys seem to 



100 

be very unruly ; I pity those who have the care of 
them. The affairs in France are in a very unsettled 
ilate. The news that we heard this morning has 
quite unsettled all our plans. The town was In an 
uproar, in consequence of an election. I do not 
know why it is, but I cannot get used to it. That 
word is very much used in conversation. There is 
no fault to find, he has done his utmost for you. I 
never set much value upon what he says. His horse 
is valued at a hundred and fifty guineas. He is at 
variance with all his family. She does not dare to 
venture out of doors in this weather. The house on 
the top of the hill commands the most splendid view 
you can imagine. I do not vieu> it in the same light 
as you do. 



TVaisted. — Your coat is a great deal too lon§ 
waisted. The dressmaker says she shall be happy to 
wait on you at the time most convenient to you. Our 
servant understands how to wait at table perfectly. 
We generally ride to church, but to-day it was so 
fine that we preferred walking. Let us take a walk 
round the garden before we sit down to dinner. I 
cannot come just now ; ask him what he wants. Some- 
body wants you at the door. Mind you send for me 
if / am wanted. We think of going on the water this 
afternoon. The sight only of that splendid fruit 
makes my mouth water. It was high water. At low 
water, the rocks are much more visible. You need 
not be anxious about him, he is sure to make his way 
in the world. We made our way through the crowd 
in the best way we could. W^ill you not take oflF your 
shawl it must be in your way ? I do not think that 
you will induce him to give way. It will not be any 
trouble to me to call^ as it is on my way. They are peo- 



101 

pie who neYer put themselves out of the way for any one. 
He has such strange ways that people are afraid of 
him. Let her have it her own way, it does not matter. 
A single word goes a great way sometimes. That 
cloth looks as if it would not wear well. Your coat 
has already begun to wear out at the elbows. You 
are welcome to take the book borne to read if you like. 
"We were welcomed in the most friendly manner. We 
are going to send the carriage to meet you. Oh, 
well and good, then I can come. I think it is quite 
worth your while to try. It is not a bad bargain upon 
the whole. The news was spread far and wide in a 
short time. He has the reputation of being a very wild 
youth. What are you going to do ? fFhy, 1 can 
hardly tell you. I must see him to day. fFhy, but 
if he is not here you cannot. He is willing enough^ as 
far as he is concerned to comply with your wishes, 
but his brother opposes it. What a stillness in the 
air. There is not a breath of wind stirring, I foolishly 
forgot to wind up my watch last night. Notwith- 
standing his respectable appearance, I should think 
he was one of those who live by their wits, I was an 
eye-witness and can therefore tell you all about it as 
well as any one else. Do you hear that noise ? / 
wonder what it is ! Go and see. If he has not suc- 
ceeded, it is not to be wondered at, I sent word by 
the servant that I wanted to see him, how is it that 
he did not come ? I went for a long walk yesterday, 
and / am none the worse for it to-day. During the 
fortnight we were in Paris, I think we saw everything 
worth seeing. I would do it, if I could, but I cannot. 
I asked him to speak a word in my favour but he would 
not. He wottld have it was so, although we were quite 
certain of the contrary. The letter was nicely writ- 
ten but it was wretchedly spelt. 



RECAPITULATORY EXERCISES. 



Did he seem to do it readily, I bought it for ready 
money ^ and had a famous bargain. There are plenty 
of ready furnished houses to be had if you want one. 
He is never very ready to help us, although we have 
done so much for him. She cannot reconcile herself 
to the idea of bein(< so far from her family. They 
do not think he will ever recover. They took me out 
into the air, and I soon recovered myself again. Upon 
reflection it will be more convenient to defer our visit 
until the summer. It will be a long time before he 
is able to recover such a serious loss. If I thought I 
could obtain redress, I should go to law with them 
immediately. I am afraid that my letter will not 
reach him before the end of the week. I have had a 
day's rest, and feel quite refreshed. He is rather 
better now. but they are afraid of a relapse. It is the 
most atrocious crime upon record in the history of 
England. I do not like to hear you talk at random 
in that way. I hope that the price of bread will not 
be raised again, it is dear enough already. I should 
be obliged to go, even if it was pouring with rain. He 
ranks high among the clergy of this diocese. His 
physician has ordered him to ride on horseback every 
day. You have written that very crookedly, why 
did you not ask some one to rule some lines for you ? 
You may see that she is perfect mistress of the house 
and rules every body from the highest to the lowest. 
The grass ought to look well as the gardener rolls it 
nearly every day. It is a roomy house but that is 
all. We arrived there at last, but we wetil a long 



103 

und. She h very rude to every body. Where is 
) lUtle rogue ? Be aware of that man, he is a 
f rogue. 1 require a strong horse as I fre- 
y travel over very rough roads. He rides out 
day in the carriage. Now you are right, but I 
•t think you would find it out. I do not think 
16 man is always in his right senses. I am afraid 
give rise to injurious reports about him. I 
t say that I am as fond of early rising as that. I 
i know whether it is right to do so or not. If you 
it to him, I am afraid he will not set about it 
right way. The account is not right, I must 
t back to him. Did you hear him say anything 
ting his voyage. It was a very favorite jo/ar^ of 
at that time. I requested an interview whio.h 
nmediately granted to me. If it can be remedied 
^ way I shall be glad. They tell me that the 
is sad/y out of repair. He will do it reluctantly, 
3ver mind, so long as it is done. This carpet 
>on be worn to rags ; we must think about biiy- 
lother. I have been caught in the rain twice to- 
Gardener, did you raise these plants yourself, 
I you buy them ? You will seldom meet with 
ne better read in history than he is. I always 
him very ready to do anything for me. I ad. 
them to refer to some mutual friend to settle 
differences, I referred to my books and found 
ou were correct. I ran against the door in the 
ind hurt myself. 



S. 

By spend two months in London every year. It 

require very little to turn the scale one way 

I other. We have taken a front seat up in the 



104 

gallery. I do not know where you sit at church ; do 
you sit in the middle aisle ? We scrambled through 
our dinner, and even then we were hardly ready in 
time. This dress is so scanty that I shall never feel 
any pleasure in wearing it. There has been a very 
scanty supp/y of fish in the market all the week. It 
is a small town by the sea side. Did you shew those 
ladies into the drawing' room ? He thinks of remaining 
two years with his brother before he sets up for himself. 
This penknife wants sharpening ; I cannot make it 
cut at all. You have not shaded this Hower nicely at 
all. I shall be glad to dispose of some of my shares 
in the railway. Did you set the clock right ? it was 
half an hour too slow. What a fine set of teeth ! did 
you observe what a fine set of teeth she has? I am 
going to set about it in earnest now and it will soon 
be done. It never sells well at this season of the year. 
It would be better for him^ if he had a little more 
self possession, 1 shall not go there any more for she 
is never to be seen. Is not your brother a shareholder} 
She has been sitting up all night, and is just gone to 
lie down a little. A single life would not suit me now. 
He is very short sighted and seldom knows people on 
the other side of the street. He is very subject to 
start in his sleep. The portrait was completed in three 
sittings. He has a very bad habit of sitting vp late 
at night. I am very much afraid that I shall not get 
a wink of sleep. We have quite lost sight of them, 
and have not seen them for several years. Have 
you been out shooting lately ? We have had a very 
heavy shower during the night. That child had better 
go to bed, he is so sleepy. I have no spare time for 
such triflings as that. How soaking wet you are, 
where have you been ? He has had his arm in a sling 
for a long time, what is the matter with it ? You 
must take care, it is very slippery to day. Your clock 
is rather slow is it not ? What an excellent opportu- 



105 

nity, how came you to let it slip ? If we are spared we 
bopeto spend Christmas with the family in London. 
He stared at me for some time before he could re- 
member who I was. Jt stands to reason that such a 
scheme cannot answer. How came this spot of grease 
on the cloth ? He will do it in spite 0/ every one. He 
said every thing he could against me out of spile. 
He does not talk much on account of the defect in his 
speech. I have been fishing and had still better sport 
than yesterday. He sprained his foot in stepping out 
of the carriage. That colour does not suit fair people 
at all. This cloth is not substantial enough. I have 
paid my subscription up to Michaelmas. 1 am not 
suited with a servant yet. They have about two 
hundred subscribers. The doctor has forbidden him 
to stir out of the house till the weather is fine and dry. 
Our garden is well stocked with vegetables. It has 
all been done by fits and starts, no wonder it looks so 
bad. I was awoke last night by the cry of "stop 
thief** in the street. The houses in Paris are mostly 
six and seven stories high. You did not lay the stress 
on the right syllable. The air swarms with insects, 
from the heat of the weather. Where shall we shelter 
ourselves P 



Boys are generally full of tricks. You naughty 
child, see how you have tumbled my dress ! My piano 
is quite out of tune. It grieves me to see how you 
tri/ie away your time. They are in great trouble in 
consequence of the failure of the bank. May I trou- 
ble you with this note for my brother-in-law. He will 
never allow you to trife with him, 1 am sure. He 
does not care much about being talked of, I hope 
he will not take fence at what I said. I have often 



106 

heard him talk the greatest nonsense possible. Waiter ^^ 
you may take away, we have done. You must try tc:^ 
play that piece in Setter time. Throw offyoMV cloak^«« 
you will find it too warm. He will come and hinde^^ 
ail your time^ if you will let him. It will be quit^^ 
time enough after dinner. We were wet through before^ 
we arrived. He is always out of temper about some, 
thing or other. Some people think nothing of telling — 
an untruth to serve their purpose. It brought tearsr 
to my eyes to hear him relate his trials and misfor- 
tunes. You will not discourage him, he thinks too 
highly of himself. They are on better terms now than 
they used to be. Poor little things, how ill they look ! 
He has the talent of keeping on good terms y/iXh every 
body. My terms are five guineas per quarter. He 
will not easily forget the trick you have played upon 
him. He was to have sailed to America, if he had 
not been taken ill. You had better leave him alone 
because he does not know how to take a joke. You 
see what mischief you have done by speaking so 
thovghtlessly. We shall be happy to see you at any 
time. It was through a friend of his that he obtained 
his situation. I never saw anything like that man's 
pride. How thin she looks, she must have been ill. 



U. 



The room was all in an uproar, and it was some 
minutes before the chairman could restore order. I 
promise you to do my utmost. It is most likely that he 
has been helped underhand. Although he may seem 
unwilling to do it at first, do not leave him alone till 
he consents. I am sorry to say, that their affairs 
are still as unsettled as they were. I should be yerj 



107 

much surprised if it passes unnoticed by them. He 
lias most unquestionably the finest voice in England. 
He is very timid, and always looks uncomfortable in 
society. I did not venture to say any thing about it 
to them. fFe view it exactly in the same light. How 
3S it that he is always at variance with his parishioners ? 
He looks very unfit for the office. J will have nothing 
to do with such unruly children. I dare say you did 
not expect to meet with such uncouth manners as his. 
The property was valued at ten thousand pounds. 



W. 

Who is he ? I do not know but he looks like one of 
those tcho live by their wits, I invited him to go with 
us but he would not come. / am willing enough to 
make an arrangement with him if he likes it. You 
may depend upon it that he will not put himself out 
of the way for you or any body else. He is a very 
wild youth, and will never be worth any thing. Am I 
in the way at all ? Pray do not mind telling me so if 
I am. 1 should have thought that there was nothing 
worth seeing in that dull town. Upon the whole, I 
cannot see what you could do better. We were ob- 
liged to turn back, because we could not make our way 
through the crowd, I hope you will be none the wome 
for this change in the weather. If I cannot I will 
send you word in time. You are welcome to make any 
use you like of my name. We often go on the water 
in the summer evenings. This dress begins to wear 
out, I must think of having another made. If 1 am 
wanted say that I shall not be at home till four. Go 
and speak to that man and see what he wants, I 
wonder what all that noise is about in the next house ! 
Suppose we go and take a walk round the garden. 



108 

what do you say ? fVe walk to church twice a day, 
although it is nearly two miles there and back. It is 
not very easy to get used to his strange ways. They 
would all have come if you had pressed it very much. 
I was sure that they would welcome you in a very 
friendly manner. At low water we used to walk on 
the sands to pick up shells. I would not do it, even 
if it was in my power, for many reasons. It is not 
to be wondered at after all that has taken place. 



Blackwell, Printer, London Street^ Reading. 



NOTES. 109 

Page 5, 6, & 7. grand personnage en province. 

Although he looks, quoi She is plain, e/^n'e»^j9a«yo/te. 

qu'il ait Voir. When it came I have no silver, je n*ai pas 

on, guand il ae mit d. Most d'argent hlanc. We all get 

of his time, la plus grande tired, nou8 nouafatiguona tons, 

partie de son tempa. Abused Has just entered the church, 

me shamefully, me dit un tor- vient d'entrer dans Vdgliae, 

rent d'injurea^ You must find him, &c., il 

. He is such a one for, c^est faut que ce aoit un vrai trd^or 

tui gut a*entend d. You pourvoua. 

should see, il faut voir. For p 1 1 i o a i q 

pocket money, pour aea menus i^AOE li, LI, « id. 

plaiaira. Overlook it, le laiaaer What yotl had better do, ce 

paaaer tout-d-fait, que voua auriez de mieux d 

In a measure, en quelque faire. They may well feel, 

aorte. How is it, comment ae &c., il n*eat paa aurprenant 

fait'ilque. War oflBce, frttrcaw qu*il8 aoient dana la plua 

de la guerre. We have it grande anxidtd, 

from, noua le aavona de. Are Never mind, cela ne fait 

not to be, ne doivent paa itre. rien. It is wrong of you, o*e8t 

Had better to ascertain it, bien mal d voua. There is no 

feriez mieux de voua en aaaurer, making him out, il n*y a paa 

Do not let any one hear, que moyen de le comprendre. 

peraonne n*entende. Speaks contrary, dit le con- 

■D o n i3L 1A traire. Leave it to her, laia- 

Fage 8, 9, & 10. g^^ i^ y^jyg Manage it, a*en 

Used to attend, auiviona. tirer. Unobserved, aana ttre 

I do not care about them, ye ne apergu. An awkward predi- 

m'en aoucie paa. Other peo- cament to be in, ttne qffaire 

pie's, de celles dea autrea. delicate. He will hardly know 

The concert was well attended, me, c*e8t d peine aHl veut me 

il y avait heaucoup de monde reconnaitre, I was able to, 

au concert. Three in a bar, j*ai r^aai d. 

la meaure d troia tempa. Flat, It must turn out right, cela 

himol. Four of us, quatre doit bien toumer. As to his 

d*entre noua. doings there, aur ce gu'il 

Sea bathing, leabaina de mer. fait Id. 

His health is quite, &c., aa _ %a la a. jc 

aanti en aoMJBFre beaucoup. I ^''^^ ^^* ^^' * *^- 

wish you to understand that, With a very cunning fellow, 

8ac?iez que. Quite in a bath, d un complre bien ruaS. In- 

Je auia tout en eau, (or) tout en dulges all her fancies, aati^fait 

nage. Calls at several places, toutea aeafantaiaiea,. Will look 

Sui., a*arr&te dana pluaieura very nice, &c., aura Vair tria 

endroita d'id d Londrea. bien guand il aera teint en 

Great man in the country, noir. 

0. 



no 



It wai enough, il y avait de 
quoi. As a boy, dant son en- 
fanee. He is no longer a boy, 
a n'eit pku ettfant. His af- 
fliction, son uifirmU^, They 
hare set up, &c.. Us «e stmt 
itablU d Londrei. 

This windy day, avec ce vent. 

Is assuming, «e dotme de» 
airt. As for knowing, guand 
d savoir. Always out, tovjours 
absent. Well and good, d la 
bonne heure.. Ascertain it, 
nCen assurer. 

Before this, depuis long- 
temps. Do you want to know 
of, avea'Vous hesoin de. There 
is very little business, &c., il 
Be fait trh peu d^qffaires. 
What should be done, oe qu*il 
y a dfaire. 

Page 19, 20, ft 21. 

When once in power, une 
fois au pouvoir. In that mat- 
ter, aur ce point Id. In which 
he moved, gu*il a friquentie. 
Possibly, ahsohtment. Care- 
worn, rongks de soucis. Him 
to go into the church, qu*il 
entre dans V^glise. How did 
you manage that, comment 
aveZ'Vous fait cela si bienf 
But not so easily cured, mats 
on ne s*en d^ait pas si aisi- 
ment. A number of them, un 
certain nombre. 

So contrary, « rctJ^Ae. You 
make yourself disliked, vous 
vousfaites ddtester. Quite un- 
expectedly, sans aucuniment 
m'y attendre. It must prove 
his ruin, cela causera sa mine. 
These books cannot, &c., on 
ne doit pas faxre gramd usage 
de ce$ litres Id. If I were to 



speak, si J'allaie en parler. 
A great girl, grande. 

She must have been expect- 
ing, &c., Je suppose qu'eUe at- 
teSidttit guelque vieite extraoT' 
dinaire. We do not mind it, 
cela nous est 4gal. Having 
had anything to do with it, 
m*en Stre mSli. Will not come 
out, ne diteindra pas. When 
you come to the point, quand 
vous en viendrez Id. 

Paob 22, 23, 24, & 25. 

You are in my debt, vous me 
devez. He flatly denied it, t7 
le nia tout net. Some way 
or other, d^une fa^on ou 
d'autre. 

To his flattering, d aes dis- 
cours flatteurs. You are un- 
done, c*en est fait de vous. 
With fear, de peur. Of the 
place, de Pendroit. 

I would not mind telling 
him so, Je ne craindraia pas 
de le lui dire. To a large 
amount, cTtcne somme inorme. 
He thinks nothing of walking, 
c'est une promenade pour lui 
que defaire. I scarcely speak 
to him, c*est d peine si Je lui 
parte. 

So many great people, tant 
de grandes gens. At his fin- 
gers' ends, au bout des doigts. 

Page 26, 27, & 28. 

I wish he would not, &c., 
Je voudrais bien qu'iln'en usdt 
pas, etc. He is only just made, 
il vient d'Urefait seulement. 

No good will come out of 
that, il n*en r^sultera rien de 
bon. I am half afraid, J*ai 
presque peur de lui. Would 



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Ill 



be mack more beooraing, lui 
iraU beaueoup tnieum, 

I cannot have the things, Je 
me vewuB pas le* chases. Too 
expensive, trop ditpendieux. 
If you VUte to have some, si 
.voua €n noulez. They have 
no idea of saving, Us ns sa»eiU 
pas oe que if est que de mettre 
deoHd. 

Paoe 29, 30, & 31. 

It has taken yon a, U vous a 
faUu, By orer anxiety, par 
mne anxUtd excessive. Vouch 
for the truth of it, r^pondre de 
la v&itd du fait, I hare such 
a feeling of heaviness all over 
me, quiUe pesanteur Je sens 
par tout le corps ! Accidents 
will happen sometimes, ilarri- 
vera toujours des accidents. 
Avoid it, s*en dispenser. 

Why, I was in the wet, c*est 
que fat 4td expos4 d la pluie. 
That scheme has, c^est un pro- 
Jet qui s*est. To go to, ou se 
rearer. 

He has been riding, &c., il 
monte un beau cheval depuis 
quelque temps. Walked through 
the town, traversa la mile d 
pied. Tou might get what you 
like, vous en obtiendriez ce que 
vous voudriez. I can hardly 
afford it, c^est d peine lije puis 
lefaire. 

Pagb 32, 33, & 34. 

Eaten up with disease, man- 
gi de maladie. About him, sur 
son compte. Wherever he is, 
quelque part quHl soit. If I 
could have caught, &c., si 
J'avais.pu me fairs remarquer^ 



faUais Im faire eigne. May 
lead to, pent gnoir. 

With no family, sansfamille. 
Travelling, les voyages. I 
wanted so much, Je dSsirais 
tant. Plenty of elbow room, 
les coudes parfaitement au 
large. Be so anxious, ^Trouver 
tant d^anxidtd. I will go to 
the expense, Je ferai la dd- 
pense. 

Fret dreadfully, &c., sont 
sans cesse dpleumieher^ ce doit 
^tre tres fatiguant. The au- 
thority, les autoritds. As a 
matter of form, pour la forme. 
About nothing, ^ rte». Makes 
rather too free, &c., il ne md^ 
nagepas la bourse desonpdre; 
il ne chit pas beauooup approu' 
ver sa condmte. Unprincipled, 
sans principes. Has become 
passionately fond of, s* est pas- 
sionndepour. He is of such a 
disposition as to, il est d*un 
caracth^ d. 1 soon put a stop 
to it, J'y ai mis ordre bien vite. 
To go on, de continuer leur 
route. 

Pagb 35 & 36. 

You had better, &c., vous 
feriez mieux de vous tenir 
dloignd de lui. But kind- 
hearted, &c., mais il a bon 
coBur apres tout. To care much 
whether, vous mettre beaucoup 
en peine si. Finds fault wiUi 
you, trouve d redire sur votrs 
compte. With every body, d 
tout le monde. Like velvet, 
&e8t comme du velours.. I 
wish he would favour me, &c., 
Je voudrcUs bien qu*il me JU la 
faveur de m*dcrire deux lignes. 
At Ket fin^exfk' cudi^^ au bowt 



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det doigta. The gentry around 
here, la petite nobleue dee en- 
vtroiM. Too daring, trcp r4- 
9olu. I wish you would try, 
ACt Je voudnue bien gue vous 
eewyaeeiez de voue prater un 
peu d leurefantaieies ei d leure 
capriees. 

Before it is over, awmt que 
ee eoit Jim, He is likely to 
become, il ee rendra probable- 
ment. There isnothingpolished 
in hitn, il n'y a point de poH 
chez lui. You must expect, 
ftc, voue devez payer en roi. 
Do not charge me, &c., ne me 
faitee pas payer pkte gue lee 
autree. How does he manage 
to, comment a* arrange-t'ilpow. 
His counsel, eon d^fenaeur. I 
never found him, &c., Juaqu^ici 
Je Ptti toujours trouv^ sur see 
gardes. The plants are, ce aont 
desplantea. Of foreign growth, 
itramgers. He looks very 
much, &c, U en a beaucoup 
Vair du moina. 

Page 37, 38, &39. 

I appeal, fen appeUe. Will 
fall to the ground, tombera par 
terre. You make bad worse. 
f?oua rendez la choae pire. He 
remonstrated with them, il lui 
Jit dea repriaentationa. The 
gravity of a judge, la granite 
d^unjuge. Prom a child, depuia 
son enfance. You are done for, 
e*en eat Jait de voua. Do not 
hear, n'avona paa dea nouvellea, 
I cannot afford, Je ne suia paa 
en poaition de pouvotr. 

You go on with your music, 
que voua continuez d 4tudier 
la muaique. It is expected, 
cm croit beaucoup que. Why 



should they, &c. ? pourqum 
chercheraient4ls d Vemparter- 
aur noua. No good will come, 
&c., il n'en r-^mUtera rien 
de ban. He will run wild, il 
va perdre la tHe. You shall 
see how it looks, voua verrez - 
oe que ifeat. It is very odd, 
(feet une choae tres dtrange. 
I rather like, J*aime aaaez. If 
she were to try, ai die voulait 
eaaayer. To be paid at once, 
d etre pay is tout de suite. 

Under such circumstances, 
dana dea circonatances aembla- 
blea. We must have it, iljaut 
le prendre. Out of the garden, 
dana lejardin. They are such 
nice people, ce aont dea gens si 
ckarmanta. Under any body's 
care, avec peraonne. 

Page 40 & 41. 

At the subject, just to see, 
d la choae, simplement powr 
voir. To have a great hold on, 
a^itreempardvivementde. Eas- 
ter holidays, congia de Pdguea. 
I have not stirred, ye n'ai/»<M 
bougd. Which I cannot boast 
of, ce dont Je ne puis paa me 
vanter. That must, dla doit 
le Jaire. You have hurried 
through your exercise, voua 
avez Jait votre exerciae d la 
hdte. It would not hurt him to, 
il pourrait aana ae gkier. 

If the subject is mentioned, 
ai on Jait mention de la choae. 
He has been ill — these last six 
weeks, U eat malade . .depuia 
aix aemainea. He may come 
or not, qu*il vienne ou non. 
Would like to have it done, 
voudraittoutjaire. As a child, 
dans son enfance. Although 



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he will not illow it, quoiqu'U 
ne veuiUe pat em eonvemir. It 
-will not be inconvenient to you, 
que cela nevous d&angeraptu. 
It is such a sad thing, il est ti 
ydoheuxgue,(%ubi,) latngoing 
from home, Je vais m'absenter. 

Page 42, 43, 41. 

In the estimation of, aupria 
de. Any one, tout le mande. 
I do wish it,ie le ddeire cer- 
tamement. In his looking after, 
doegu'ileonffed. May be able, 
pourra petU-kre. 

I am a pretty good judge of, 
je me eannaie aseez bien en. 
It cost me, il m*en a co&t^. 
To one kind of diet (tu keepX 
de m'en temr d un certain rd- 
gime. By calling upon him, 
si voue vouliesf paeeer chez hti. 
Whilst I was staying with 
them, pendani le temps de ma 
vimte chez eux, I am not to 
be trifled with, je ne veux pas 
qu*on $e joue de moi. He 
looked very well, U avail Voir 
trie bien. We had better, nous 
ferione mieux. She does not 
mind, elle ne craint pas. 

His brother into the army, 
son frh^ embrasse la carrOre 
mtUtaire. Ten to one, dix con- 
treun. In the hall, dans la 
grande saUe. You will feel 
better, vous vous trouverez 
mieux. About it, en. Do you 
not let him, ne lui faites^ous 
pas. 

Page 45 & 46. 

How sad it is that for a 
trifle, &c., qu*il est (VffHgeant de 
voir que pour une bagatelle 
certains jeunes gens ^exposent 



au danger evident de perdre 
la vie. Throws some light upon, 
Stc, explique un peu la chose. 
I should think it a serious, &c., 
ce doit Hre une qffaireserieuse. 
We thought it was he, &c, 
nous avons pens*! que c*^ait lui 
qui r avail fait. How tiresome! 
que c*est ennuyeux I There is 
.. in all of them, il y a en eux 
tous une certaine, etc. What 
do you thiuk of that? qu^en 
dites-vousf I shall have.. 
relined,ie/eraf regamir, 

Ck)mmou peoplc,5aMe classe. 
They charge us, on nous fait 
payer. To put it away under, 
&c., le mettre sous clef. We 
have been waiting this hour, 
Uy a une heure que nous vous 
attendons, I do not mind, &c., 
je veux bien vous attendre. You 
will get into some mischief, il 
vous arrivera quelque accident. 
Occasion requires, ^occasion 
ledemande. 

Page 47, 48, & 49. 

I am sure, certainement. 
Than there is any occasion for, 
qu*il n*e8t necessaire. It is 
feared, on craint. We soon 
made it up again, nous nous 
sommes bientot raccommod^. 
To see to everything myself, 
de voir tout par moi-mSme, 
Just in time, tree d propos. 
To be frightened at that, « 
vous vous laissez affrayer d 
cela. He was married, il s*est 
mari4. Particularly well, ex- 
client. 

Do not match very well, ne 
vont pas trie bien ensemble. 
I could not think of, &c., je ne 
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cha»e gemblable. At all events, 
dona tout les ecu, I am sure, 
eerkunement. If he were ma- 
naged, •'t/^aiY^ouvem^. The 
words are so unmeaning, les 
paroles sont si absurdes. 

I shall not have it now, ye 
ne le prendrai pets d prdaent. 
All wUl soon be right, tout sera 
bientdt arrange. 1 do remem- 
ber, Je me soutnens certame- 
ment. Something to that effect, 
guelque chose de sembldble. 
Me to do so, que je le fasse. 
Mischievoas little fellow, un 
petit m^hant. And went two 
miles round, etfimes unditour 
de deux miUes, In life annui- 
ties, dfondsperdus. 

Page 51, 52, & 53. 

Made up his mind, pris son 
parti, I wish it was possible, 
je voudrais qu'il fid possible. 
He is just beginning, U nefait 
que commencer. It would not 
have mattered, cekt n*aurait 
rien fait. If it is not likely, 
si cela ne doit pas. It would 
be as well for you, vousferiez 
tout aussi bien. 

Has commissioned me, m'a 
chargi. I wish I could, je 
voudrais pouvoir. Is not drawn 
half tight enough, n'est pas 
assez serrd de moitid. You 
will keep to it, vous vous en 
tiendrez Id. You will keep 
that to yourself, vous n*en 
direz mot d personne. 

A great deal of knowledge, 
beaucoup de connaissances. 
After lying down, &c., apris 
m'itre reposd pendant,etc., . .je 
me trouvai tout-d-fait rdtabli. 
The table is laid, la table est 



mise. What shall we do . . should 
happen to leak, que ferions- 
nous . . venait d faire eau. To 
burst out laughing, d*idakT 
de rire. After laughing in his 
face, aprks Im avoir ri au nea. 
T am quite sick of them, ^e 
fi'en puis plus. 

Page 54, 55, & 56. 

Surely that was not, &c, 
assur^ent ce n'est pasd^aprh 
nature, n'est'Ce pasf Are 
looking at the passers-by, sont 
d regarder les passants. In 
good light, daiM son your. Has 
had her likeness taken, s'esi 
fait faire son portrait. With 
any thing, avec quoi que oe 
aoit. They long, &c., il Jeur 
tarde de vous revoir. I long 
for, U me tarde de voir arriver. 

Did not mean any offence, 
n*avaispas rintention de vous 
qffenser. Never see anything 
of him, ne le voyons jamais du 
tout. All this time, pendant 
tout ce temps Id. For any of 
you, dtous. They are people, 
&c., ce sont de petite esprits, 
I wish something would come, 
je voudrais quHl vint quelque 
chose. Was she married ? s*est- 
eUe marine? 

Issue, enfans. You little 
rogue, petit drdle. Ready 
money shop, boutique au comp- 
tant. I was kept very short, 
j*avais trespeu. It has turned 
to mortification, la gangrene 
s'y est mise. Leave it to me, 
&c., laissez moi faire, ce sera 
aussi bien que possible. I miss, 
je regrette. Should mistake 
your path, perdiez voire eke- 
min. About ii, dee sujet. 



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Page 58, 59, 60, 61. 

I ^as named tSteT,Je porte 
le nom de. Go to him, dUez le 
trouver. I prefer dealing, 
faime mieux awrir d /aire. 
Cries of fire, de8 cria aufeu ! 

From tooth-ache, par mite 
du mal de dents. It lies, c^est. 
How beautifully, de quel ^clat. 
If I -wi^h to have it so, sije le 
veux amsi. 

So he must mind what, &Cm 
akui ilfaut qu*U prenne garde 
d hii. That firm cannot hold, 
eette soci^t^ ne j>eutpa8 exister. 
That way, cfe cc co*^ M. When 
occasion requires, quand Voc- 
easion le demande. 

How is that ? comment cela 
sefait-il f Of the transaction, 
de Vaffaire, Off with your 
hats, chapeaux baa, mes amis. 
The clerk, le commie. 

Page 62, 63, 64, 65. 

Entrance door, porte d'en^ 
tr^e. The lawn, la pelouse. 
The square, la place. 1 want 
you to give me, &c., ilfaut que 
VOU8 me disiez. It will never 
answer, cektneriuasira jamais. 

Attend her, lui donnent urie 
lefon. Find fault with him, 
irotiver d redire. Ached so 
much, m'a tant fait mal, I 
watched them, je lea suivis des 
yeux. Bustle, tracas. Dread- 
ful state, dtat deplorable. Over 
with him, see over.' 

Threatens a wet afternoon, 
U est possible qu*ilpleuve toute 
raprks-midi. If anything, he 
is, U prend trop de pnfcHutions, 
piuiot qu* autre choae, 1 should 
have enjoyed it, Je Vauraia 
mangde avec plaiair. Must, 



va. I should say, ilfaut dire. 
That I know of, queje aache. 

As if she painted, de mettre 
du rouge. At the docks, prea 
dea baaaina. The bride, la 
marine. Is going on, ae paaae. 

Page 66, 67, & 68. 

I know, fen auia atar. At 
the time, au premier moment. 
He used to be very fond of, 
U ae plaiaait d. To look at, 
pour lea examiner. Everything 
belonging to him, tout ce qu^il 
a. Take notice of him,/atre 
attention d lui. Since that, 
depuia cette qffaire. 

To manage her, de lagouvern 
ner. The state of alarm I was 
in, comme Je fua alarmee, I 
have had. .dyed, /ai/otY tein- 
dre Out of his difficulties, d 
aortir d'embarraa, 1 should 
not mind, &c., Je me dddderaia 
fadlement d y demeurer mot- 
mime. I have no objection, 
&c., Je veux bien faire une 
partie. 

They are persons tu suit, 
&c., qu*ila seront d votre go&t. 
Of the statement, de ce quUl 
avance. Of getting out of it, 
de les faire diaparaitre. Are 
holding secret meetings, ont 
dea aaaembleea accretes. 

Page 69, 70, & 71. 

There. is nothing very, &c., 
il n*a paa de talent particulier. 
To persuade her to your opi- 
nion, de lui faire adopter votre 
opinion. In that respect, aoua 
ce rapport. 

Are to be appropriated, aont 
deatinea. It proved to be, cela 
ae trowoa, fetre. "ftSa ^^i.\ Ss^ 



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not to be depended apon, on 
ne peut pas . . compter sur aa 
parole. In the East India 
service) au service de la com- 
pagmedeelndes. As a reward, 
en recompense, I need not 
miiid.^'e ne doia plus craindre. 
May not prove, ne se trouvera 
pas. Your entreaties, vos 
aollicitations. About thenii 
sur leur compte. 

Page 72, 73, & 74. 

With some excmse or other, 
sous divers pretexles. Such a 
responsible, une place qui a 
tant de responsabiUti. And it 
is considered, et on le regarde. 
By what 1 hear, d*apris ce que 
fentends. 

If it came to your turn, si 
voire tour venait. Whom did 
you sit next to, &c., pr^s de 
qui itiez-vous et a quelle table f 
I do not wish to neglect, Je fais 
ensorte de me souvenir de mes 
amis dans tous les temps, s*il 
est possible. He turns out to 
be nobody, il se trouve que 
o*est un homme de rien. Some 
nonsense or other to talk 
about, quelque plaisanterie ou 
autre. 

Page 75 & 76. 
Being run over, d*^tre ren- 
vers^. Looks and speaks, &c., 
elle a les airs et le langage d*une 
Frangaise. Will get himself, 
»e fera. He was aiming at 
notoriety, il eherchait d sefaire 
remarquer. In which, avec 
laqueUe. To steer, de /aire 
voile. Noted character, oarac- 
t&eremarquable. It was noted 
for non'P»yment, on en prit 



note comme n'itant pas payee. 
Walking into, aller d pied d. 
By his own exertions, par ses 
propres ^orts. 

Will do anything,/era tout. 
Will strongly object, se rtfv^ 
sera fortement. Very fast, 
tr^ fort. We should be the 
talk of, nous ferions parler. 
Any one, qui que cefut. I left 
him, &c.,jerabandonndi a son 
sort. At my not having, de ce 
queje n*ai pas. He may tell, 
il dira. But I cannot help it, 
mats qu'yfaire. 

Page 77, 78, & 79. 

To be spoken to, d entendre 
parler. Under quarantine, en 
quarantaine. Not to exert 
himself, &c., de ne pas prendre 
plus de peine pour. Something 
particular, quelque chose d^im- 
portant. That I know of, que 
Je sache. Off with your hats, 
chapeaux bas. I wish I had, 
je voudrais biem avoir. The 
right ones, celles qu'ilfaut. 

Put the door, &c., ouvrez 
tout-d-fait la porte. 1 can tell 
you, je puis vous assurer. 
Shidl be heartily glad, serai 
enchants. I left word, Ac, 
j*ai chargi la domestiqus de 
dire. If he should happen, 
s'U lui arrivait. 

At that rate, de ee train Id. 
Even if there were half, Ac, 
quand mime il y aurait une 
demi douzaine de personnes de 
plus, etc. In this part of the 
country, dans ees environs. Of 
your sAccess, que vous avez 
r^ussi. If yon go the right way 
to work, 91 vous vous y prenez 
bten. 



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Paob 80, 81» 82, & 83. 

I never cheat, je ne triche Ja- 
mais. Of one's neighboars, que 
/ontnos voisins. Such a trifling 
service, un H petit service. Go 
to extremes, pousser les choses it 
Vextrime. Oat of humour, de 
nuntvaise humeur. Has reached 
a point, est arriv^e d un point. 
From the crowd, ^ cause de la 
fimle. Upon it, Id-dessus, In 
such a distress for money, dans 
un si grand besoin c^ argent. 

After bringing his troubles, 
etc. aprh t,*6tre mis dans tous ces 
embarras. That people take, etc. 
que les gens if en prevalent, et 
lui en imposent terriblement. It 
will look almost, etc. elle aura 
Voir presque neuve. The picture 
is overdrawn, la chose est exa- 
gir4e. She is very peculiar, %l 
y a en elle quelque chose de trh 
tinguUer. Regular pick-pocket, 
vraijllou. I^ctised as a sur- 
geon, a exerci la medicene. 

How he liked it, si cela lui a 
fait plaisir. Have been quibbling 
about it, avons cAican^ ta-dtssus. 
The wainscoting, la boiserie, A 
little more intercourse, un peu 
plus de commerce. Puffed up with 
pride, see pride. In the land, du 
pays. Would be benefitted by, 
se trouverait trh bien du. 

It will be a great improvement 
to the street, la rue aura fair 
beaucoup mieux. Was so high, 
etaitsifort. Cheers, acclama- 
tions. It is very painful il me 
fait beaucoup de mat. It would 
not signify, ce ne serait rien. 
Has proved himself, etc. s*est 
montrd trh inconsequent. 

Page 84, 65, 86, & 87. 
I Bball not make, etc. je nr 



ferai pas la chose bien. Tools, 
outils. To go for it, qu 'il faut 
alter le chercher. As much as 
any thing, plus que toute autre 
chose. It can be productive, etc. 
il ne peut en r^sulter rien de ban. 
The concert was well attended, 
il y avait bien du monde au con' 
cert. I shall not quibble, je ne 
vous chicanerai pas & ce styet. 
The very thought, lapens/etouie 
seule. Of your statement, de 
ce que vous dites. 

^ Is not in the least qualified, 
n*a pas, le moius du monde, les 
qualites requises. How foolish 
of him to, quelle folic en lui que 
d'alter. 1 quite expect, Je crois 
bien que. Is likely to, va prob- 
ablemetit. I want you to, ilfaut 
que vous (subj.) Is about, elle 
fait. 

About him, en lui. At once, 
tout de suite. Brother officers, 
compasrnons d*armes. There is 
no putting a word in, il n'y a pas 
moyeti de placer une parole. Off 
the top shelf, a la tablette en 
haul. In spite of the bright, 
etc. malgri tout le succh qui pa- 
rait m*attendre. It was a long 
time, il se passa long temps. 
What little rosy red cheeks, etc. 
quellesjoues vermeilles que celles 
de cet enfant I 

Not take notice, etc. de nepas 
V f aire attention. His appetite 
has, etc. il a tout a fait perdu 
I'appetit. I should not mind it, 
eic.je le ferais avec plaisir pour 
tout autre. 

Page 88, 89, 90, & 91. 
We were startled, nousf4mes 
alarmh. Has shot himself, s'est 
tui rfun coup de feu, K% ^^xs. 
never \ieBX^ q1^ qut i»«im iC «»^» 
jamaia enteiiduT\ftAdei«m\;U^ 



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Of great resort, tris fr^quentS, 
Sea bathing, les bains de mer» 

Just try, easayez done. Look 
over it, le parcourir. Owner of 
h^ro^ertYfpropriStaire, To rise, 
Aansser. Rough, laboteux. Take 
that piece of stick, etc. enlevez 
ce morceau de bois d ... il a*eat 
dSJd fait mal au. 
Why are yoa running P quefai- 
teS'Wnu it monter et & descendre. 
Leave it with me,m* en char^ez. 
Fine sight, beau coup deceit. Mere 
nothing, bagatelie. Carried on 
business, faisait des nffairet. 

Would look nice, aurait Pair 
bien. Made up his mind, rSsolu. 
That are fit to cut, bonnes d coup- 
er. There was to be seen, y a- 
vait it voir. Act his part, jouer 
son rSle. 

Page 92, 93, 94, & 95, 

To have this stone set, defaire 
monter cette pierre. In partner- 
ship, associS, Shall we not cross, 
etc. ne voutez vous pas traverser 
et marcher a, etc. For the shoe- 
ing of, potir /aire ferrer. All 
over, partout. Just now, dans 
ce moment cl. 

Full face, de face. To sit up 
with him, pour le veiller, 

Ab ... may require, selon que 
... le demandera. The last few 
da.yB, pendant ces derniers Jours. 
Disposition, c-arac/^e. Fixed up- 
on, choisi. Get . . . out, enlever. 

i^ew bread, pain tendre. Stand 
by me, vous placer pris de moi. 
Sanction such proceedings, np- 
prouver de pareils procedis. For 
want of, Jaute de. So rudely, 
avec tant dUnsolence. Before the 
dog, quand le chien. 

Page 96, 97, 98, & 99. 
Ab load aa be could, de toutet 
*eg forces. He is said to have 



been doing, on prStend qu HI 
faisait. Put yourself to incon- 
venience, vous d^ranger. Of any 
use, de quelqrte utilitS. 

From walking, pour avoir 
marchi. No one else does, per- 
Sonne autre ne vient. Will not 
mind, fBoudrez bien. Are likely 
to gain, etc. r^ussirez probable- 
ment. 

At one time, pendant quelque 
temps. Never speak, ne ee par- 
lent jamais. What a proud, etc. 
quelle petite orgueiUeuse que cette 
er^fant I Poor things, pauvres 
enfants. I wish I had not, je 
voudrais nepas I'avoir fait. Out 
in the rain, expose d la pluie de- 
puisuneheure. Upon her accom- 
plishments, d lui enseigner let 
talents d'agrement. 

Is turned, est ... In conse- 
quence of, etc. parce que nous 
d^mejiag^ons. As regards, pour. 
Has enticed away, m*a enleve. 
I persuaded him into it, je Cy 
ai d6termin6. 

Paqb 100 to 103. 

The care, la charge. Why it 
is, pourqwoi. There is no fault, 
etc. il n'y a rien d dire. We sit 
down, etc. denous mettre d table. 
It will not be trouble, je ns 
serai pas du tout dirang6. 

To meet you, pour vous pren^ 
dre. As far as he is concerned, 
autant qu *il est en lui , .. Com- 
ply with, se rendre d. I should 
think he was, je crois bien que 
c'est. All about it, ce qui s'est 
pa8s6. 

Had a famous bargain,^ une 
fameuse affaire. Should go to 
law, leurferais un proems. Very 
crookedly ,Mett de tr avers. From 
ihe YA^VieoX, «\.e. du \iVtt |s;tQS».d 
jwqu'ttuiglu»ipel\t. 



VOCABULARY OF THE IDIOMS. 



Abide by, se wumeUre d, i^en 

tenir a, 
, you may depend upon, &c. 

vaus pouvez y compter^ nous 
nous Kmmettront d, etc* 
, I abide by, &c., Je m'en 

tient d ce que, ete. 
Ability, talent, disposition. 
to want, manqiier de capa- 

ciU, 
y the best, le plus ffrand talent, 

let meUleures dispositions, 
, of uncommon, dCun, talent 

rare. 
Abode, settled place o^ demeure 

fixe. 
About, to set about a thing, 96 

mettre d une chose; set about 

it, mettea-voui-y tout de bon. 
be about to, itre sur le 

point de. 

about me, sur moi, 

beloved by all about her, 

aimSe de tons ceux qui Vap- 

prochent, 
his business, to send, er^ 

voyer promener. 
Abreast, de front, four abreast, 

quatre de front, quatre d 

qucUre, 
Abroad, d Vltranger, he has 

been abroad, il a voyagS. 

^ known, rendu public. 

Abuse, dire des injures, to heap 

abuse on, dire, accabler dHun 

torrent dHnjures, Vous rCavez 

pas d^idie du torrent d'injures 

dont U nCaecabla. 
Accommodate, servir, arranger. 



Accommodate one's self, se con- 
former, s^aceoTnmoder. 

, ing, complaisant. 

tion the best, (outes les 

eoinmodiUs possibles, 
Accomplishments,toZ^^ d^agri- 

menL 
, ed, qui poss^de tons Us 

talens agriables, accomplie. 
Accord, of his own, de son pro* 

pre mouvement. 
Accord, with one, d'un commun 

accord. 
Account, turn to, tirer parti de. 
to give, faire le r^cit de, 

donner les details de. 
to account for something, 

se rendre compte de. 
to call to, aemander raison, 

ou compte de. 
Acquaintance upon better, quand 

wus le eonnaitrez mieux. 
— he improves on, ilgagne d 

itre connti. 
Acquaintance, extensive, bexU' 

coup de cannaissanees. 
Addresses, to ^bj one' b, faire la 

cour. 
Address, pleasant, mani^res agri- 

ables. 
Ado, tapage, bruit. What an 

ado mere is, quelles peines 

on se donne. 
Adulterated wine, vinfrelati. 
Age, broken down witn, acca^M 

de vieillesse, 
— — .- under, mineur. 
of, majeur, he is of age to- 



TOOABULABT. 



morrow, ilatteinttamajariti Annuity, rmte vxctg^re, 

demain. Answer, s great deal to answer 
, he will not live to see, for, unearandereapontabiliU, 

etc., il ne parviendra pa$ d , it does not, eela ne 

HTM grande tneilUi$e» riuttitpoi. 

Agree, does not with me, ne me , I cannot make it, H n^y a 

eanviefU pat, rien d gagner. 

to, t'tieoarder. Answerable, to be, rSpondre de» 

to agree to, conantir a, I Antidnate pleasure, Me promet- 

I agree to it, fy content. ire dnplaitir. 

affreed, iojowrd, , tepromettre, etpirer, t^<a- 

Ache,/a»r«inaZ. tendre> 

, tooth, mal aux denU, Anticipated, that news was, o» 

she has some ache or other, tavaxt eette nouveUe d'avcmee- 

eUe te plaint dequelqueehote , what was to be, <^ dquoi 

ou d'auire, on devaU t^aUendre. 

Aim at, I see, etc.,^'« voub voit Appearance, of respectable, qvi 



venur, 

viter, (to take an aim at,) 

atpirer d. 
Ajar, enir'ouvert, e. 
Alarum, riveUk-matin, rHfeU. 
Alive, to keep, igayer, 

tentiUe* 

Allowance, you should, etc. ^fout 
devriez contidSrer la dijf^r- 
ence d^dge, 

to make, avoir de Pindul- 

gence. 

y small, petits tomme* 

f whatever, I cannot, etc^ 

Je nepuit l*exmteren aucune 
torte, 
allow, to, donner, faire. 
Amends, to make, d&dommagest, 

rlparer. 

Angry, to be with one's self, 
te vouloir du mal, 

, to make some one, fd- 

eher quelqu^un. 

words, iohAye, aivoirdet 

parolet. 



a Vair retpecioNe. 

, to make one's, arriverj 

temontrer. 
— — ,to make one's first,/atr« 

ton (Ufmt, dOfUter, 
Apply, to, ^addretter cL The 

money was applied, &c^ far- 

gentjui emphyi a. 
App<Hnt, to appoint to meet a 

j^Tsonypromettre a qudqu^wn 

de te iirouver, etc,, donner ren- 

de$-wmt. 
Appointment, piaeef emphu 

To keep an, to break an, $e 

trowfera un rendez-vout^moM' 

qner d un rendez-vout, 
Apprdmision, to be doll of, 

avoir la conception dure. 
-, to be under continual, 

craikdre a tout moment de. 
Apprentice, to bind, mettre w 

apprentittage. 
Apprenticeship, to serve one's, 

/mir, achever ton apprentit- 
tage. 



Anger, to be easily provoked Arm-in-arm, brat-dettut, bras- 
to, te mettre facUement en dettout. 
colore. 



TOCABDLAST* 



Arms, to throw one's armB, 

favre de grandei gestes, 

; fo arms ! aux armes I 

Army, educated for the, ^fevtf 

povr la earrHre mUitaire. 
Aside, to take one, tirer qutH- 

qu*un d Vicart, 
— *-, to set, kmar, quiUer, 

metPredeeSu. 

-y to step, 96 mettre ik 



Away, to take, importer, 
— , to be, itre absent, 

-, get, child, aUeZ'WtU'enf 



en/arU. 
' — > to get> 
iviter. 



96 tenir iloigni 



V6earU 
Aspect, soQth a0pec1^ expoei au 

midi. 
Assume, 8*en /aire aeeroire, 96 

donner des a%r9. 
Attend, (as a professor) donner 

des Ucans; how often, &c, 

combien de foU les moAtree 

viennentrils par 9ema%ne f 
attend, at a ceremony, as9i9ter 

d une €^4mom6. 
— i-^-i- lectar6s,M«t^ de9 c<mr9 
i-^the market, iuivre les 

march^i alter awo, 
-i^-i-^ — the balls, 9mvre les hob, 
— : to business, ^oceuper 

des affaireSy faire^ 90igner. 
; — (when spoken t6,)/aire 

attenUon, 
(as a physician,) fraiter, 

visiter y voir. 
Attendance, requires great, de- 
maruUlaplusgrande assiduity. 
Average, upon an, Vun dans 

Vautre, Vun portant f autre. 
Average price ; prix moyen. 
Avail, to be of no, ne servir de 

irien, 
-: — ' — , of what avail, &c., a 

qttoi serventj etc. 
Authority, from good, de bonne 

part. 
Away, to clear, (a dinner ta- 
ble,) desservir. 



Back, to turn one's, toumer le 

dos, 
— — , to pat upon one's rejeter 

la faute sur ; it is not my 

fault, though, &c, Je n'e» 

pvis rien, quoique, etc. 
• , to be, revenir, ne/airequ* 

aller et venir. 
Backward, peu avanci. 
Bar, (in music,) in that bar, a 

la mesure, 
— ^, count four, &c., battez la 

mesure it quatre temps. 
Bargain, marchander. 
—, she is the one to, c*est 

eBe que s*entend d, etc. 

-, what a good, quelle ess- 



eeUente affaire, 
it is quite a, c^est pour 



, into the, par dessus le 

marchi. 
Be, to be a fiftther, servir de 

pere. 

What are you about, que 

faites-vous, enfant ? 

Will you be one of us? 

vouleZ'Vous itre des nOtres, de 

lapartie? 

What is it to me, &c., que 

rrCimporte qu^U, etc. 

What is all that noise about, 

qu'est'ce que c'est que ee bruit 

Id ? De quoi done s'agit'il ? 



TOCABULABT. 



That is nothing to him, cda 

ne le reaarde poi. 

There is no living, &c., U 

n'ett pcupo8$iNe de vivre> 

It is so with me, c*est e$ 

qui nCarrive* 

It was well for him, &c., 

// est fort heureux queje n*ai 

pas 6t4 la. Bien hU a prii 

queje ne fusse pas la. 

Beat, into a person's head, /atr« 
entrer cnielque ekose dans la 
iite. That heats, &c., cela 
passe tout ce que fat jamais 
vuy entendu. 

Become, seoir, eonvenir. Does 
not hecome, &c, ne tied pas 
a, etc. (to fit,) alter, cet habit 
vous va Men. It is so hecom- 
ing to your figure, il vous fait 
bien la taiUe, (or) fait bien 
ressortirlataiUi* 

Behave, to know how to, savoir 
vivre, avoir Tusage du monde. 

, well-hehaved, qui se eon' 

duit bien, bien rang i,eomme 
ilfaut. 

ill to somebody, en Offir 

mal envers quelqu*un. 

Behaviour, cool and distant, 
manieres froides et riservies- 

Beneficial, to he, faire du bien. 

Benefit, to he benefited by, re- 
tirer du profit, quelque avan- 
tage, d'une chose- 

Best, to do <m%% faire son pos- 
sible, tout son possible. You 
know best, etc, vous le savez 
mieux que moi. 

Better, to get the better of, 
venir a bout de. Had I bet- 
ter go ? neferais-je pas mieux 
d^y cUIer ? 

Board, to, prendre ses repas 
Hre en pemion. 



Boarding-hooM, pention boW' 
geoite. 

Board, to go on, aOer a bord. 

wages, servants on, dofMS- 

tiques qui $e nourrissent, qui 
reeoivent une eertaine somme 
pour leur nomrriture. 

Books, to pore over, pdUr sur, 
Hre eoUi sur Us livres. 

, to get into every trades- 
man's, avoir des compies chez, 
s'endetter ave€ tous lei mar- 
ehands. 

Bread, to be pot on, etc, Stre 
mis au pain et a Veau. 

, he is kept on, ilnevit 

que de pain et d^eau. 

Break, to, (of a habit,) eo'nriger. 

, out, the £re broke, leftu 

priU 

Break up, (to begin holidays,) 
entrer en vaeances. We break 
up, nous entrons en vaeances, 
nos vaeances commeneerU. 

, the company broke up, on 

se tipara, on se retira d. 

through the crowd, tra- 
verser lafoule. 

the heart, briser, fendre U 



Broken down with age,, ofatbH 

par rdge. 
Bring in so much a year, rap- 
porter tani par an. 
over to a party, attvrer a, 

darts, faire entrer dans. 
Bright, to burn, (speaking of 

fire,) itre clair. 
, to bum, (speaking of a 

light,) iclairer, donner de 

la lumiirC' 
Brightest, her prospects are not, 

ses esp^rances ne sont pas 

des plus belles- 



VOCABULARY. 



Broad-brimmed, a large bordt. 
Business, to carry on much, 

faire heaueoup Jtajfairet* 

, fttU of, accabUd'af aires 

, in hand, that is not the, 

U ne Skagit poi de eeloy (or), 

ee n'ett pcu de eela qu'il 

t'agit 

~, it is no business of 



your's, eela ne voua regarde 
pcUj ee fCett pcu voire aj^aire* 
-, to make it one's, te 



ehargeTy avoir tain, 
, hb business is very, etc, 

Ilfait dts afairet eaeeUeiUes. 

, to settle, affairet d regler, 

, to mind Ws own, s'occu- 

per de tet propres affaires. 
By, by a few months, de quel- 

qtiesmois. 

C. 

Call for somebody, oiler pren- 
dre quelqu'un, 

out to somebody to, erier 

d quelqu'un de, 

upon a person to do some- 
thing, demander d quelqu^un 
dSi exiger qu^U fosse quelque 
chose, 

, I was called upon, &c., 

on exigea queje cantrUmosse 
pour 50 livres, 

, to give a, paieser chez 

quelqu^un. Give me, &c., 
faites moi leploisir de pcuser 
chez moi. 

Care, se soueier de, se mettre 
en peine de. He does not care 
a straw, Jl ne se soueie pas 
de vous le moins du monde, 

, to be under the, itre 

aux soins de. 



Care-worn countenance, to have 

a, avoir les soucis peinU sur 

le visage, sur so figure. 
Carriage, to keep a, avoir nne 

voiture, 

, easy, moniires aisles 

and four, voiture d 

quatre chevaux. 
Carry through difficulties, /aiV<; 

voincre des dificultSs, 
He carries everything before 

him, ilfait tout plier devont 

lui. 
Case, a desperate, tin malheur 

sans remede, 
, as the case stands, la chose 

itant ainsi. 
Certain something about her, 

unje ne sais quoi en elle. 
Change, monnat>, varUt^, 
— ^— . we want a change, nous 

avons besoin d'un peu de va- 

ri^U. 
Character, to bear a certain, 

avoir unecertaine reputation, 
, to give a good or bad, 

dire du lien ou du mal de 

qvelqu*un. 
' , she does not give, &c., 

elle ne parle pas de moi le 

mieux au moiide, 

-(ofa aervant,) renseigne- 



ments au sujet d'un dames- 

tique. 
Choice of goods, vari6U de 

marchandises, d'articles, 
, make your, &c., ehoi- 

sissez, prenez ce qui vous f era 

plaisir, 

-, I have no, Je n'ai pas 



de choix, eela m^est 6gal, 
Church begins, Vofice commence 
Church mouse, rat d'tylise. 



6 



VOCABULABT. 



Circumstances, to be in easy, 
itre d son aise, itre bien dans 
ses affaires. 

, to be In reduced, Str€ 

dans la misire, dans le hesoxn, 
reduit a la miskre* 
—, embarrassed, maldams 
ses affaires. 

nndersncb, la chose itant 
ainsif dans des ciroonstances 
semblables. 
Circumstantial, to be, itre mi' 

nutieux dans les details. 
Gear, to get, se titer d^affaire. 

, to be (of debt), ne rien 

devoir, n' avoir plus de dettes, 

, to, (by some business) 

gagner. By that business, &c. , 
nous gagndmes a cette affaire 
cinq cents livres* 
—up, s*iclaircir, the weather, 
etc, le temps s*iclaircit, 

f I like to see my way clear, 

faime d voir ee guejefais 
avant ^entreprendre une 
affaire. 

of difficulties, to be, Stre 

hors (fembarras* 
Clever in, to be, savoir bien, 
avoir du talent, pour, etc 
man, homme de talent, 
homme habile. 
all are, Us ont tons du ta* 
lent 
Cleverly, avec addresse, bien. 
Close to us, tout aupres de nous. 
Coin, in his own, Jehiai donn4 
de la monnaie de sapi^ce (pro- 
verbe,) Je Tai payi comme U 
mMtait, en mime monnaie. 
Coining, of his own, de sa compo- 

sition, qu*il forge hd mime. 
Coins, in collecting, a f aire une 

collection de monnaies. 
Coin, to, /(aire de la fnonnaie, bat- 
ire monnaie. 



Coin, have you seen, &c., antt- 

tow-VM foare de la monftaie, 

battre monnaie. 
Coiners, faux monmogeurs. 
Cold, to shiver vrith, trembkr de 

Jrind. 
, benumbed with, transi de 

frcid. 
, to be subject to take, a*en- 

rhaner fiteHement ; attraperfa- 

eilement des rhmnes. 
, in the head, rkume de cer* 

veau. 
— — , your &C., votre rhMme 

West pas eneore guiri, n*est pas 

encore parti. 
Colds are soon caught, on atbrape 

facXkment des rhwmes. 
Come, a thought comes into my 

head, U me went une idie. 
, such droll ideas, U vient 

auxgens des idies si drdles. 
, how came you to know, 

&c., comment avez wms su que. 
, from a good family, itre 

de bonne famiUe. 

, off, se Urer d* affaire. 

, how did he, &c., comment 

s'en est-U tir^ f 
into fashion, deoenir d la 

mode. 
, dark colours are just, &c, 

les coukursJbneSes conunencent a 

itre a la mode. 
to high words, en venir aux 

grosmots. 
out, (speaking of a book,) 

paraitre, 
to, en veikir a, voila ce d quoi 

nous devonsen venir. 
, he must come to that at 

last, ilfaudra qu*d la Jin il en 

vienneld. 
to the same thing, revenir 

au mime. 



YOCABULABT. 



Come, that does not eome, &e., Oompany, we shall he pleased 

eda n*ett pas du tfmt la niime with your, nous terons charm^s 

cho9e» de vout voir, m vous voukz ventr. 

, come to, (amouni;, ) rwetdr, -t^t-, Mr. B. requests the favour 

J what will they come to, d of Mr. D's., &c, Mr, B.prie 

combieiireneHdroiUUtf Mr, D, dehd faxrercanitU de 

•^^ — to one's self, rqirmdre con- diner chez lui, ^. 

naiatance, rtprmdre Fuaage de Comply ¥rith, entreaties, se 



rendrey cider aux tolHcitaiume. 
— —^ ¥rith an estahlished cub- 

iomjseconformerduntuageregu.^ 
Comprehension, that is heyond 

my, cela passe la portie de mon 

e^prity eda me passe- 
, heyond the, hors, (or) aw 

dasHS de la portfe de. 
-— , that child is so dull of, 

ce« enfant a si peu dTintelligence, 

a la tete si dure, 
taut Concerned, his rank and for- 
tune, Ily vade son rang et 

de sa fortune. 

f interressS. 

Concern, that is my, cela me 

regarde et nan pa^ vous. 
, enquire into people's, se 

mSler des of aires des autres. 



Hs sens. 

up with somehody, at- 

taindre, joimire, renamtrer 9N- 

Comfortahle, commode, eomforta' 
He. 

life, vie dowie, agriabU. 

— — that room will never look 
comfortahle &c, cette ehambre 
nfaura jamais Pair hkn, tant 
qi/Cily aura si peu de meubles. 

J every thing looks, 

at air lien. 

1 , the fire is so comfortable 

&C., le feu fak tant depUdsir 
apr^ notre frohde prommenade 
en voitwre. 

, to be, etre Wen, etre com" 

fartaJble. 
Competent (for teaching,) oa- Concerning you, «ur vo<re compfe. 
paUe. Confined to his room, obligi de 

— >*— , I do not feel, &c., Je ne garder la ehambre. 

me seas pas capaNe de diader notions, id6es ritricies. 

star ce point la. 
Competency, small, de quoi vivre 

honnit&nent, revenu hoanete. 
Company, to keep a great deal 
o^ voir beaucoup de mondej de 
compagnie. 
— , to keep, frequenter, voir. 
• , her aunt has much more 
of her company, &c., eUe est 
bien plus souvent chez sa tante 
que diez nous. 

, I hope you, &c., Xespkre 
que nous vous verrons phts sou- 
venL 



ideas, id4es ritricies. 

space^ espace rfyerr4. 

" , our garden is so, notre jar- 
din occupe un espace d resserri, 

Consequence, it is of no, %l nous 

est indifferent, il noui importe 

peu que, Ac. 
■-', people of, gens dUmpor' 

tance, dig consequence. 
, to assume a great deal of, 

faire Vhomme ^importance. 
Consequential air, air d^vrnpor- 

tance, de consequence. 



8 



VOCABULABT. 



Coniideration, to take into, Am- 

ticUrer mm ckoae, canri(Urer 

sirieuMment unecho§e» 
— , it i« a, c*e8t beaucoup pour 

mot, 
-*— , a great deal of, beaucoup 

de rtfiexion, qui demande 

qu'on y rifUchme t^ricute' 

tnent, 
— ,high, graiukf hauU oonndir* 

otiofi. 
Considered, ettimi eontidM* 
Consistent, to be, itre consequent 
, that is not, &c, cela ne 

8*€Uioorde pat avec mm tntes. 
, there is no kind of con- 
sistency, U rCeit pa$ du tout 

consequent dans sa conduite. 
Conspicuous, to make oneself, 

sejmre remarquer. 
, it is 80, on est $i expose d 

la vue du monde* 
Construction, to put a good or 

bad, interpreter une chose en 

bonne ou en mauvaise patty don* 

ner un tour, un sens favorable ou 

d^favorabU* 
- — of a house, construction, 

structure* 
Contrary, to he,faire le sontraire, 

she is so, el^e fait toujours le 

contraire de ee que vous d^sirez. 
, it will turn out quite, &c. 

le contraire de ce qu*ils attendent 

arrivera, 
to my wishes, centre mes 

vceux, d mon grand regret. 
Contrivance, full of, plein de 

ressources, 
y she is so, &c., eUeatantde 

ressources. 
Contrive, faire en sorte, r^ssir. 
something or other, trouver 

qudque expMient, trouver vn 

nwyen ou autre* 



Contrivaaoe, what an admira- 
ble, quel expedient inginieux. 

Convenience, at your, quandcda 
vous sera commode, a votre com- 
moditi. 

Convenient, I shall expect you 
if, Je vous attendrai d quatre 
heures, si cela ne vous dirange 
pas, si vous pouvez venir com- 
modement, 

—, tell him it will not be 
convenient, elites lui que nous 
nepouvonspas commodhnent 
le voir, que nous serions de- 
ranges de le voir, 

— , if you could make it, &c., 
8% vous pouviez vous arranger 
pour venir, vous m^obligeriez 

Conversant with, entendu dans, 
verse dans, 

'•'— with all the topics, &c, 
entendu dans, instruit sur tout 
les sujets, 

(in languages,) he is, &c, 

il connait, ti entend, U park 
phtneurs langues. 

Cool, to become, towards some- 
body, se reftoifUr a regard de 
quelqu*un. 

, to keep (in a dispute,) 

conserver son sangfnAd, se pos- 
seder, 

, in the &C, d la fraicheur 

de la soiree* 

Cool, to, raff dicker. 

Copy, rough, brouillon, 

to write a fair, mettre au 

net. Ce n*est que le brouUbn, 
je vais le mettre au net, 

(for a writing lesson) 

exemple. 

Cope, to, with somebody, faire 
tite d quelqu^un, lutter avec 
ou contre qu^fWun, 



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9 



0>rreepond, (with a person,) 

Stre en eorrespondanee, 
to, OP with, r^pondre d, 

s'ctccorder avec, 
, that ribhon corresponds, 

&c., ce ruban va bien avec 

voire robe. 
Cost price, at, a prix eaittant, 
, under prime, au deitous 

du prix coutant, a perte. 
Countenance, a smiling, air, 

visage riant, 
, a pleasing, physionomie 

agriable, heureuse. 
, to put on a grave, pren- 
dre un air s&rieux, 
, to put out of, diconte" 

nancer, /aire perdre conte- 

nance. 
Countenance, to, (as conduct,) 

encourager, approuver. 
Course, to let nature take its, 

laisser agirj la nature, 
, to let things take their, 

laisser oiler la chose, les choses 
, in the common course of 

things, selon le eours ordi- 
naire des choses, 
, that is a matter of, cela 

va sans dire, sans contrediU 
Crawl about, se trainer, 
, the little fellow, &c, le 

petit bonhomme ne fait qtue 

commencer a se trainer. 
Credit, to, ajouterfoi d, croire. 
, to come off with, se tirer 

d'affaire avec honneur, 
, much to his, d son grand 

honneur il refusa, or, il se 

fit beaucoup c^honneur en 

refusant, 
to have things upon, avoir, 

prendre a cridit. 
, to give, /aire cridit. 



C!ypher, that man is a, eet 
homtne est unziro, unziro 
en chiffre. 

Cyphering, to learn, appren- 
dre Varithmitique, 

D. 

Danger, to go through, eourir 

des dangers, itre exposi d. 
, you need not fear any, 

vous n*avez rien a craindre 

decOtila, 
, to be in, of one's life, 

eourir risque, 6treen danger 

de perdre la vie. 
Dare, I dare say you heard, 

&c., Je suppose que vous, ot, 

probablement vo%i8 en avez 

entendu parler, 

, I dare say you are, Je U 

suppose, 
, Well, I dare say they, 

eh bien I il est possible que, 
, How dare you, sir ? com* 

ment done, monsieur? 
, (somebody,) braver quel' 

qu^un. n osa me brwver en 

face, 
, yes, I dare say, &c., oui^ 

vraiment ! Je vous le souhaite 
Dark, it grows, il se fait nuit, 

il commence d faire noir, cL 

faire obscur. 
, to be in the, ignorer, 

itre dans Vignorance sur. 
Darkness, we were in total, rums 

f^mes dans une obscurity 

complete, dans des tine^jres 

ipaisses. 
Day, break of, au point du 

jour, 
, some, &c., unjourdela 

semaine prochaine. 



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Day, some day, d la fin. 
'Bwotkjjoumie, Majimr* 

tUe estjinie. 
Daylight, it was, il itaitjour. 
Days, merry, des beaux jovrSj 

aheureux joursy desjoumies 

agriahles* 
, in the good old, dans les 

hcnM vieux temps de la joy- 

eute Anpleterre. 
Daylight, Vjr, dej<nir, 

, in broad, enphinjonr, 

DayUght, jour, 

, broad, grand jour. 

Dawdle, lambiner, que faites 

V0U8 d lambiner eamme celd ? 
— — time, perdre ten temps d 

lamlnner. 

* , lamhin. 

Deaf, to be, to something, ne 
. pas vouloir entendre (consm- 

iirj d une chose, 
, he will be, il ne votidru 

pas y entendre, 
• . to pretend to be, /aire Za 

sourde oreiUe, 
Deafness, there is no, &c., U 

n^y « pa^ de plus mauvais 

sourds que ceux que ne veu- 

lent pas entendre. 
Deal, to have to, avoir d /aire, 
• ' , a man easy to, ten homme 

/acUey aeeommodant, 
in certain goods, vendrCy 

faire commerce de, tenir, 

avoir, 
— r-, to know how to deal with 

somebody, savoir comment 

prendre quelqu''un. 
Dealing, a fair way of, I call 

that, Xappelle eela en agir 

konnitement. 
Debt, to be over head and ears 

in, avoir des d^Us pnr des- 
ists la titCy elre crihU dt 
pettes. 



Debt, to bring into, i 

, to get into, «'e« 

, to K>rgive a, ren 

detie, 

, to remain in, 

Deeper and deeper, i 

plus, davantage. 
Denial, to give a flal 

tout net, 
y to soften a, <u 

refus, 
, he is one, &e 

de ces hommes qu%% 

pas itre refuses, 

veut pas itre refusi 
Deny one*s self nothi 

refuser rien. 
Denied, to be, (admit 

was denied, &c., oi 

fusa Ventrie, la pan 
Depend upon somebod 

ter sur quelqu^un, 
they have noth; 

ils h'oniaucune ressi 

sent sans ressource. 
upon a perse 

thing, se reposer i 

qu*un de quelque 

compter sur quelqu* 

nepeutpa^ comptei 
Depend upon it, cc 

or, Boyez-en sdr. 
Depth, in the, au ceem 

ver. 
Design, to fail in a, 

dans un dessein, dan 

jet 
Desire, to have ever] 

one*s heart's, avoit 

sQuhait, avoir taut 

desire, 
him to come 

k d'entrer, faites le 
a person to d 



charger de/avve. 



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11 



Desire, mama desires me to^ 

Maman me charge de- 
, by the special, a la sol- 

UcUatian preaante, avxtol- 

licitationtf etc*, a lapriere. 
Determine, to, se Hsoudre d. 
Determine for the best, pren- 
dre le meiUeur parti, I leave 

you to, e'est d vov4 a. 
Determined, he is a, c'est un 

petit drdle riaolu. 
Determination of blood to the 

head, coup de sang. 
Dye, to, teindre en rouge, en 

bleu, en noir. 
Dye, (coming off,) se di teindre, 

Celte couleur $e diteint aiU- 

menu 
, to take a red, prendre 

le rouge. 
Dyed red, to have something, 

faire teindre en rouge. 
Die, with shame, mourir de 

honte. 
, the die is cast, le sort en 

estjeti. 
Difficulties, to smooth, aplainer 

les difficultis. 
y where the difficulty lies, 

oil est la dijlculti, 
— ^, to raise, /aire des difi- 

cult4s swr. 
Dimness, iblouissement. I was 
. seized with a, &c. , II me prit 

un ihlouisesment. 
Dim light, lumi^re hla/arde 

{faihlcj 
Dinner, to sit down twenty to, 

86 mettre a table au nombre 

de vingt. 
to have just done, finir 

de diner y avoir fini de. Nous 

venons de nous lever de table. 
' to take a family, diner 



enfamille. It will soon, &c., 
Jl sera bicntSl servi. 



Disagree, to, ineommodtr. Le 
souper mHncommode. 

with a person, ne pas 

s*aecorder, itre en disaccord. 
Upon a thing, ne pas Hre de 
Vavis de quelqu*un sur. 
They agree very well, ils 
t'accordent tr^s bien en- 
sembte. 

Disappoint, manquer de parole. 

Disappointed, to be (of a friend 
for a party,) nepas avoir un 
ami qu'on attenaait. 
They were disappointed^ tarU 
d'amis qu'ils attendaient ne. 
vinrentpaSf neparurentpas, 

in him, we are, il n*a 

pas rempli, il a tromp^ nos 
esp&rances. 

Disappoint, I hope he will not, 
fespere quHl tiendra parole. 

Discretion, use your oytUf Jaites 
comme vous le jugerez d 
propas. 

, to use, agir avic pru^ 

dence. 

, with, avec prudence, 

avec sagesse, sagement. 
You are so indiscreet, vouM 
montrez si peu de discretion 
dans ce que vou^ dites. 

years of discretion, he 

is arrived at, il a atteint 
Vdge de discrition. 

Disgrace, to be a dis^ace, itre 
la honte, faire la honte de. 

ful transaction, trans- 
action honteuse. 

Displeased with one's self, to 
be, (for a thing,) se savoir 
mauvais gri d*une chose. 

with somebody, mdcon' 

tent de,fdch4 centre. 

Disqualify for, to, rendre in- 
capable de. 



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Disqualify, he is perfectly quali- 
fied, il ettpar^aitement capa- 
ble de rempltr cet emplai. 

Do, I have nothing to, &c., je 
fCai rien d voir avee eux a 
present. 

— — , not to know what to, 

(with one's self,) ne savoir 

que /aire de toi, gite devenir, 

, what will he, que de- 

vriendra't-Uf 

what have you to do 



with it? en qud eela vou8 

regarde-P^lf 
— — ', to have nothing to do 

with, n*avoir rien de eammun 

avee, 
will that do ? cela tuffi- 

rort'Uf 
^I will, &c., that will do, 

firai d mon retour. Qeet 

bien, eela mfira. 
■ — that would not, cela 

n'traitvas. 
Do well (in trade,) /aire bien 

Hi af aires, 
• without somebody, se 

passer de. 
Done, to have just, venir oTe. 
Do come, je vous en prie, ve- 

nez nous voir. 
Done with, to have, (as amuse- 

ment»,) avoir renonci a, 
with such childish, &c., 

vous ne devriez plus parler 

eomme une en/ant de cette 

mani?.re Id, 

, (agreed,) d" accord. 

Dress, to be particular in, 

(fond of) aimer la parure, 

well, s'hahiUer avee godt. 

• she is dressing, elle est d 

»a toilette, 
, extreme fondness of, pas- 

mnpour la toilette. 



Dressed out, en grande toiktte, 

pari. 
Drop off, the leaves, &c., les 

/euilles tombent une a une. 
give me a, donnez m'en 

une goutte, 
, let us drop the subject, 

laissons ce sujet-ld, 
Dropt, and so the matter, 

Vajfaire en deimeura Id. 
Drowsy, to feel, iprouver, etre 

dans un grand assoupisse- 

meni. 
Drowsiness, to shake off, se 

riveiller de son assoupisse- 

ment. 
Dull, trade is very, le commerce 

ne va pas dutoui d present, 

day, joumie triste. 

it makes me dull, cela me 

/ait malj eela m'attriste. 
Dusk, in the, sur la brune, a 

la brune, 
^,just after, d Ventrie de 

la nuit, 

' it begins to, &c., il com- 

. mence a /aire obscur d/aire 

nuit, 
;•, it will soon be, il /era 

bientSt nuit. 
Dust flies in the eyes, la pous- 

siire vole dans les yeuse. 
Wipe the, off, otez la 

poussidre de dessus la table. 
Dusty, convert de poussidre. 

E. 

Ear, good, (for music,) bonne 

oreille, dispositions pour la 

musique, 
, to lend Skn^priter VoreUle, 

Ne pritez pas VoreiHe d ses 

discours flatteurs. 



VOCABULAET. 



13 



Ear, to reach the, parvenir 

aux oreiUes de. 
, to whisper in the, dire a 

VoreiCU' 
Earnest entreaties, sollicila- 

tions pressantes, 
, in, sirieusement Ce n^est 

pas tout de bon que* 
Easy ahout, to make oneself, 

ne pas se chagriner, itre 

tranquille sur. 
Ease, to take one's, prendre ses 

aises. 
Eat a good dinner, to, /aire tin 

bon dinner. I never eat any 

supper, je ne soupe jamais, 
that ham eats hetter, &c., 

ce jamhon a meilleur goUt, 

est meilleur, &c., 
Eaten up with cares, rongi, 

divor€ de soueis. 
Edge, to give an (to a knife, 

&c,) donner le fit a un cou- 

teau. 
y to set the teeth on, agacer 

les dents. 
Elbow, to, one's way, se faire 

vote, s'ouvrir un ckemin, 
, to be at a person's ; itre 

suspendu aux c6t68 de quel- 

qv/un, 
, to push with the ; cou-, 

doyer, donner un coup de 

eoude. 
room, to have, avoir Us 

coudes au large. 
Emphasis, to place the, ap- 

puyer, Appuyez sur cette 

sillabe. 
End, to come to a shameful, 

/aire une fin mMlheureuse, une 

fin honteuse, 
, there is no,(to her chat- 
ter,) eUe babiUCj bavarde a 

n^enpasfinir. 



End, there will be no, les 

plaintes n^en finiront pas, si. 
to stand on end, se dresser. 

Mes cheveux se dresslrent sur 

ma tete. 
f it will end, &c., cela tour- 

nera a leur honte. 
Engross, to, the trade, accapa^ 

rer le commerce. 
attention, (to,) oceuper, 

prendre, 
, to, the conversation, s'em-' 

paver de la conversation. 
Enough, more than, plus quHl 

ne/aut, 
, I do know it well, Je ne 

le sais que trop, a mon d4» 

savantage. 
Entertain, to, amu^er, entre- 

tenir. 
Eutertain, to, virith, rigaler de. 

lis nous r6galerent de toutes 

les dilicatesses de la saison. 
Entertainment, splendid, /Ste, 

rigalj magnifique. Il nous 

/rent une/ete, un rigal, etc. 
Entertained, highly, on nepeui 

plus amusis. 
Entertaining, most, on ne peut 

plus amusant 
Escape, we have had a narrow, 

nous Vavons ichappi beUe. 
, to favour the, /avoriser 

t^vasion. 
Estate, terre. 
, to come into an, hiriter 

d'une terre. 

J upon his, dans sa terre. 

Even, (at play,) a deux dejeu, 

^gaux. 
, upon, (terms,) sur le meme 

pied, avec mimes avantages. 
, we are, nous sommes 

quiites. 
Events, aX. \i\\, djoiw \omi%\«a«.^'8». 



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Expense, to be put to, Hrc ob- 
liffi defaire de la dipense. 

—~s, to meet one's, tufiire d 
la d^nse, d ses dipemei. 

, there must be great, &c. 

ce genre d'affaires nScessite, 
entraine heaucoup de dipen- 
tea. 

to no purpose, dispense in- 

utiUj en pure perte. 

, I cannot afford such an, 

Je ne puis pas /aire cette di- 
pense. 

y at his, a ses depens. 

f to laugh at one's, se wo- 

qtter de. 

Expression, unguarded, expres- 
sion indiscrete. 

8, forcible, les eapresshns 

les plus fortes, les termes les 
plus inergiques. 

Expressive of, a countenance, 
une figure, un exUrieur qui 

■ annonce, etc. 

Eye, to try to catch the, es- 
say er de sefaire remarquer, 

, to require a strict, avoir 

hesoin d^etre surveilU. 

, to keep a strict, over, 

• surveiUer de pr^s. 

Eyes, the sun shines in my, le 
soleU me donne dans les yeux. 

' , to be wise in one's own, 

■ etre plein de soi, avoir la plus 
haute opinion de soi. 

F. 

Face, to stare in the, fixer quel- 
qWun, regarder fixement, en 
face, 

, to laugh in the, rire au 

nez, 

, to put the best, prendre 

line chose aussi Men que pos- 
sibie^ /aire la meiUeure mine 



possible, Jl fait aussi bonne 
mine que possible en pareUle 
eirconstance, II prend le chose 
aussi bien que possible. 

, with a long, tout confus, 

cfun air confus, plein de confu- 
sion, 

, why put on such, pour- 

quoi prendre un air sisirieux, 

, to say to a person's face, 

dire en face. 

Faced with, incrusti de. 

Fact, a plain matter of, (man,) 
un homme simple et sans 
di'tours. 

Fair, that is not, ee n'est pas 
bien, whatever he may, &c, 
quoiqu'il en puisse dire. 

, to write a page, ^crire 

une page au net. 

Fall, to have a, faire une eh&te, 

, bad, chUte dangereuse, 

, in, to, (with the habits, 

taste,) se conform^r aux usa- 
ges, aux go^ts, se prSter a, 

, out, to, (with somebody,) 

se quereSer avec quelqu'un, 

, a trifling circumstance, 

&c., une bag ateBefut la cause 
de leur querelle, de lew dis- 
union. 

. to, (in battle,) p&rir dans 

un combat. 

Fail to, manquer. My heart 
fails me, le cceur me manque. 

, to, (in trade,) fciUir,fuire 

faiUite, 

Familiar, to become, se rendre 
familier. 

Family, to maintain a, pourvovr 
aux besoms d'unefamille, 

, to have a, avoir des enfunts, 

n* avoir point d'enfants. 

Family man, fait pour vivre en 
/amiUe. 



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15 



Fancy, to^ (animals, &c.,) avoir 

la manie de, 
to, (all sorts of things,) 

avoir toute sorte de fantjigies. 
, to, (suppose,) $'i/naginerf 

supposer. 
(the,) takes him, la fan- 

taisie lui prend. 

(a,) takes me, U me prend 

envie, 
, he took a fancy to her, 

&c., il en devint amoureux au 

dernier baL 
Fancy ball, balpar^, costumi, 
Fai* from, bien loin de, que, 
, that is, being the case, 

il senfavt bien que ce soitt etc. 

No, far from it, non, taut «'e» 

faut, bien loin de Id. 
be it from me to, d Dieu 

neplaise que. 
Fare, to (well,)/aire honne chere. 

To fare like a prince, faire 

une ch^re de prince, de roi. 

, not to (worse than,) 

Tie p 18 ^tre iraitS diff^remmeat 

de* autres, ne pa* aouffrir plus 

que les avtrea. 
— — , the, (in a coach,) leprix 

des places. 
, the bill of, (at an hotel,) 

la carte. 
Fare ye well, portez-vous bien. 
Fashion, to lead the, donner le 

ton. 
, come into, itre mis a la 

mode, devenir d la mode. 
, to go out of, passer de 

mode. 
, to revive an old, ramener 

une vieiUe mode. 
(young man, &c.,) Jeunes 

gens d la mode. 
, a thing, une chose a la 

mode. 



Fault, to find, (with,) trouver a 

redire d, trouver enjfaute. 
, to be in, etre enfaute, avoir 

tort. Is in fault, est a blamvr. 

, to lay the, on, riveter la 

faute sur. 
, to have no other, ne packer 

que par. Il ne piclie que par 

trop de ginirositk. 
Favour, (in,) with, en faveur 

auprts de. 
, out of, disgraciif en dis- 
grace aupres de. 
, restored to, rentr6 dans 

les bonnes graces de. 
(to,) with a reply, /aire fa 

faveur de r^pondre. 
Feel, (to,) an injury, &c., res- 

senHr une injure, sentir. 
, (to,) for others, etre sensi- 
ble aux maJheurs des autres. 
, (to,) smooth, ^tre doux. 

Feel how smooth, touches 

comme c\st doux. 
Feelings, to hurt the, blesser la 

sensibility de. My feelings 

were shocked, Jefus choqu6. 
Fetch, it will not, &c., U ne se 

vendra pas dix livres. 
Figure, elegant, taille iUganie. 
, not to cut a bright, nepas 

briller. 
, &c., what a, comme vous 

voddfait. 
Finger, to point at people with 

the, montrer au doigt. 
Fire, (the,) broke out, le feu 

prU. 
, (to,) the guns, tirer le 

canon. 
Fireside, by the, au coin du 

feu. 
Fireworks, to let, tirer desfcux 

d'artifice. 
Fiery, cfuxAid, ardcwt, ^wwjvi«ax. 



16 



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Fit, to, (speaking of a dress,) 

teoir, aUa Inen. 
, to think, juger d propos 

de. It is not fit for you to, 

il ne faut pas que, il nest pas 

prudent que. 

Do as you think fit, faites 

comme hon voits semblera. 
Fits of rage, to give way to, 

$e ktisser aller a des accet de 

colere. 
— — of laughter, they were in, 
ce n^Hait que des Eclats derirty etc, . 
, epileptic, attaques d'lpi- 

lepsie. 
Flag, to hoist the British, kis- 
ser le pavilion Anglais. 
Flock, to, se rendre en/oule. 
Fond, passionately, passwnn6 

pour. 
Fondness of a mother, tendresse 

d'une mere. 
Fool, to play the with, sejouerde 
to make a (of oneself,) se 

faire moquer de soi. 
Foolish, how, &c., quevous Stes 

simple. 
Foot, at the, (of,) au has de, au 

pied de. 
, to he bound hand and, 

avoir les pieds et les mains His. 
, to set a subscription on, 

ouvrir une sousdripium. 
, to trample under, fouler 

aux pieds. 
, to set the (in a house,) 

mettre les pieds. 
Footed, sure, qui a le pied sHr. 
Footsteps, to tread on the, 

marcher sur les traces. 
Form, matter of, formalite. 

's sake, for, pour la forme. 

Fortune, told, to have one's, se 

faire dire la bonne aventure. 



Free, exenya de. 

Free, to make (of a person,) 

en user famiUhfement avec quel- 

qtCun. Nepas manager. 
, to be too free with, donner 

trap Hbrement. 
Fret, to, se chagriner, pieurer. 
Friend, to show oneself a 

friend, to act like, a^ir en ami. 
, that is not like a, ce rCest 

pas un trait d'ami. 

s, to make, se faire des amis. 

Friendly terms, to be on, ^tre 

US d'amitiS. 
Full, town is, Il y a toujours 

beaucoup de monde d JLondres 

dans cette saison. 
, there was a full house, 

&c., Covent Garden itait 

plein Jder au soir. 
, she must be, &c., eUe doit 

avoir vingt-cinq ans etplus. 
Fun, for, pour plaiaanter, pour 

rire. 
, we had such, nous nous 

sommes tant amusis. 



Qsin, to, (the affection,) gagner 

raffection, les bonnes graces de. 
Gained, what have you by, &c., 

qu^avez vous gagni a ce marchS f 
Gainer, you vrill not be the, vous 

n^y gagnerezpas. 
Game, to play a sure, jouer d 

coupsUr, djeu sHr. 

, to make, of, se moquer de. 

, losing, (to play a,) Jouer 

aperte. 
Gentleman, hien Sleoi, comme U 

faut 
— ' — , to look the, avoir Fair 

distingu6. 



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17 



G«nilem&n, he looks the, &c., 
II a de meilleuret mameres 
que, 

, too much the, qui a cle 
trop belles manUret. Trap 
him£lev^* 
Gentlemen, Messieurs, 
Get, to, into a crowd, s'engager 
dans lafoule, 

^to, out of the, se retirer de 

lafouk. 

, to, by a bargain, gagner 

a ten m4Xireh£. 

, to, off, »*e» tvrery r&nd- 

diet a. 

, to, away, s^en oiler. Get 

out of my sight, dtez vous de 
devant mes yeux, 

, to, over, surmonter, 

vaincre, 

, to, rid of, se dS/aire de* 

, to, throagh, aehevevj finir, 

, to, on, avancer, 

a word, I cannot, Je ne 

puis luiarracher uneparoky 
etc. 
Giddiness, subject to, sujet d 

des vertiges. 
Giddy, itourdi, (girl) itowrdie, 

, I feel, &c., la tSte me 

toume. 
Gift, in the, a la nomination. 
Gifted, highly, qui a heaucoup 

des talents. 
Give, to, oneself up for, se re- 
garder comme, u eroire, 

out, /aire courir le bruit, 

annoncer, 

• , to oneself up to, s'adon- 

ner d, 

, up all, &c, I mean to,je 

ne veux pitas avoir rien a /aire 
avec eux. 

up the connection, de n' 

avoir rien a /aire avec. 



Give up, to, (a thing,) e^der. 

away, to, (to the poor,) 

/aire des aumSnes, 
Given up by, abandonni de, par, 
I shall give him up for lost, 
je supposerai qu*il est mort. 
Glance, coup d'ceiL 

, to have a, at, jeter les 

yeuK sur, I glanced round, 
&c, je jetai un coup d'ceil 
dans la chamhre. 
Glove, they go hand and, Us 

sont comme chair et ongle. 
Go, to, out of the way, /aire un 
detour. Un dStour de deux 
mUles, 
Go against them, the law-suit 
will, Us perdront le proces. 

, by, to, s'en tenir a. Agir 

d'apres, 

, to, backward andforward, 

aller et venir Pun chezt autre. 

on, to, (reading a book,) 

continuer d lire. 

, over to a party, passer 

dans, 

, to, through an operation, 

soufrir, supporter une opera- 
tion, 
(jk)ing off, the guns were, on a 

tiri le canon hier, etc. 
Good, to be, itre sage. 

, to make it, didommager. 

, to make, (a claim) Ha- 

blir, prouver un droit. 

, do you any, vous etre de- 

quelque titUite. 

, come to no, toumer «ia/, 

avoir de mauvaises suites. 

for nothing fellow, vaurien. 

that is a, &c., en voila une 

bonne ! We are as good, &c», 
nous les valons hien. 
Gossip , the gce«.tA%t^la connvmvi^t ^ 
la plua redoutoble.. 



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Gossip, what a little, ^ue/^p^- 

tUe hdbUlwrie I Gossip, ooi»- 

mirage. 
Gossiping, I detest such, je d^ 

teste cee conifrUrages. 
Grass, to turn to, mcttre au vert. 
Grasp, to, at, 9e faisir de, II 

s'eti tamt, 
, I am within his, il me 

tient. Come within his grasp, 

tomber en son pouvoir, 
, to let go one's, Idcher 

prise' 
Gravity, a little, ten peu de «^ 

rieux, Porhidding gravity, 

un s^rieux qui glace. 
Grieve, to, ahout &c., se che^ 

griner de. It grieves me 

much, je suis tres fdch^, je 

regrette beaucoup de. 
Grieving over, &c., qui se diso- 

lait. 
Ground, to gain, avancer. Se 

r6pandre. 
, to tumble to the, tomber 

en mines. 
, I am going upon, &c., je 

suis par/aitement sur de ce 

queje dis. 
Growing, to have done, avoir 

fait sa croissance. Ne plus 

grandir. 
Growth, of English, propre au 

climat de VAngleterre, 
, of my own, que fai Uev6 

Tuoi-mSme. 
, of the slowest, des plus 

longs a croitre. 
Guard, I was off my, je n^Hais 

pas sur mes gardes. 
Guilty, to plead, s*avouer cou- 

pable, confesser le crime. Not 

guilty, nier le crimCj ou que 

I'on soit coupable. 



H. 

Habit, to get into a, coniraeter 
utie habitude. 

It has grown into, &c., cela 
est devenu une habitude. 

, to break of a^ /aire per- 

dre Vhabiiude, 

, to break one's self of a, 

se dtfaire d\ine habitude. 

Hair, to pull by th^ tirer par 
les chevetix. 

He was within a hair's 
breadth o^ &c,, c*est a peine 
s'ils^en est rienfallu quHl ne 
se noydt. 

Half^ to divide into, partager 
par la mmtU. Things done 
. by halves, choses faites d 
aemi. 

Halves, to go, ^tre de moitO. 

Hand to keep a strict, over, 
Hre severe avee qmelqu^un, 
lui ienir la bride courte. 
With his own hand, de sa 
propre main. It is here ready 
at hand, c^est tout prit, 

the holidays are at, nous 

sommes aux vaaances. 

As the wedding, &c, eomme 

le mariage va avoir lieupro- 

. chaiohemient. The finid^ng 
hand, la demiire main. He 
knows how to turn his hand, 
&c, il est pret d tout faire, 
tout kii eat bon. From hand 
to mouth, aujour lejour. 

, to, (something) passer. 

Voulest^vous me passer, <be. 
Hand Mrs. B. to her carriage, 
donme la main d Mme. S., 
pour monter en voiture. 
Hand and glove, vide Glove. 
TVi^Y «^ *^*^d in hand in &cw, 



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19 



ils »e eoneertent en tout, or, 
faffis$ent en tout de concert. 

■ , to write a nice, avoir une 

jaUe 4eriture, To write a 
tmall hand, 4crire menu, en 
petit* caractires, 

Haadfl^ to shake, with, toucher, 
eerrer la main it, donnerwie 
poign£e de main, (faiA«) To 
take off somehoidys Winds, 
dSharratHr quetqWun, 

Handsfull, hy, apleines mains. 

Handy (at everything^) qui 8* 
entend a toutfaire. Handy, 
adroit, commode, uiile. 

Handsfull, by, d jpieines mains. 

Handy, that servant is, ce do- 
mestique est habile en toutes 
choses, ^entend a tout f aire. 

thing, it is such a, o^est 

une chose qu*il est bon d' avoir 
aiveesoi. 

Happen, if you should, &c., s^il 
vous arrivait de. 

*— — , if your coming, &c., si on 
venait a savoir que vous Stcs 
venu. Do you happen, &&, 
saveg vows par hcuard. How 
it happened, comment la 
ehose sepassa. 

Happy to hear, aise d'entendre. 

Hardships, to go thorough, 
grower des peines, des diffi- 
culUs^ 

Harm, to mean no, n^ avoir pas 
de mauvaise intention, ne pas 
entendre malice d quelque 
chose. What harm, &c., 
quel mal y-a-t-il d le dire ? 

, todoj/airedu tort,dumal^ 

Harm's way, to be out of, afin 
quHlne ieur arrive poM ^ ac- 
cident. 

Haste, post, to go, covrir la 
poste, aller un train de poste. 



Haste, excuse, excvsez moi, je 
suis pressi. 

Hastily, a la hate. Brusque- 
ment, lig^ement. 

Hasten, to, se rendre en toute 
hAte. 

, his steps, se presses 

Have, (I) it from good autho- 
rity, je le tiens de bonne part. 
Now you have it, d present 
vous y etes* As he wished 
to have it, comme U le distr- 
ait. What would you have 
him do? que voulicz-vous 
quHlfit ? Which shall I have ? 
leqiiel prendrai-je, choisirai- 
je. What will you have? 
que voules-vous ? 

Head, hold up your, leves la 
tete. He takes such curious 
&c., il Ini prend des idees si 
dr6les. 

, to give a horse the, lAchir 

la bride d un cheval 

, everything that comes 

into his, tout ce qui lui passe 
par la tite, 

, to take into one's se met- 

treen tkte. It has just come, 
^c, je viens deme le rappel- 
ler a Vinstant. 

Headed, very strong, granden- 
t^t€. 

, gold, (cane,) canne a 

pomme d'or. 

Health, to impair one'8> ruiner 
sa santi. Was materially 
improved, 6tait eonsiderable- 
m^entamiliorSe. Your health, 
ladies, a voire santi, mcs- 
dam£S. 

, tobenefit ^,/aire du bien 

Healthy-looking, what a, &c., 
comm£ cet homme a Voir de se 
biew porter. 



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VOCABULARY. 



Hear, to, reeevotr des nouvelles. 

, to expect to, attendre 

deitiauveUet, 

We hear very sad new», &c., 

noire ami a D, nous donne 

tie fort mauvaue$ nouwllet, 
, he would not, il fit U 

sourd. 
Hearing, within, d port^e d'en- 

tend/re* 

He 18 out of, il n^est plui a 

port4e d^entendre- 
, to obtain a, sefaire icou- 

Ur. 
Hearsay, it is a, c6 tout des oui- 

dire- 
Heavy, that loss will lie, tit 

ressentiront vivemerU cette 

perte. 

His guilt lies, la conscience 

de son crime U tourmente, etc. 
, his time lies, le temps 

lui pise. 
Heedless, giddy, Siourdi et in- 

attentif. 
Heels, at his, d ses trousses. 
, to tread on the, murcJier 

sur les talons. 
Help, to, somebody to some- 
thing, servir quelque chose d 

quelqu^un. 

Help yourself to, &e., servesf 

V0U8, prenez ce qui vousfera 

plaisir. 

We cannot help it, H n*y a 

ris may en de Vempecher, 
cannot help ity Je ne sais 
qu'yfaire. 

But he cannot help it, mais 
il The pent pas lefaire. 
There is no help for it, &c., 
il est ruin^, il n'y a pas de 
remede. 

Who could help, qui pour- 
rat f s*en?peeher. 



Help, to, out of trouble, aidei 
d sortir d^embarrasj tirei 
(it emb arras. 
Helpless, she is quite, ^ es\ 
tout d fait privie de Vusagi 
de ses mains. 
High in office, to be, oecupe^ 

un haut emploi. 
High words, they came to, t^ 
en^ithirent aux gros mots. 

, breasty a hamteur d^ap' 

pui. 

,the prices run, lespria 

sont Slews, 

pe<^le, gens disUngv4s. 

way rate, for, pour Venire 

tien des cheminSy etc. 
Highly connected, aUU a da 

matsons distingiUes. 
Hint, to, at, /aire allusion i 

, to take a, comprendre 

He looked as if, il avail Pat 
de ne pas votdoir me com 
prendre. 

1 gave him a broad, Je lu 
donnai dairement la chose • 
entendre. 
Hissed, she was, eUefut siMt^ 
et obligie de quitter le ikid 
tre. 
Hoarse, ennnd. 
Hold of, to lay, se saisirdi 
saisir. 

, to let go the, lacher prist 

, to take a strong, s^empa 

rer vkement de. 

out, to, tenir ion, r^siMter. 

Holiday, un jour de repot, c 

fete. 
Holidays, four days' quatrejoui 
decong^. 

Half-holiday, demicongi. 
Summer holidays, vucana 
d'm. 
Homft, (^^"^ o^ ^Wfi own, « 
cliez wn. 



VOCABULART. 



21 



Home, (at,) and abroad, dang 
mmpays et a t Granger. 
That is coming home to the 
point, vomtnez towhilepoha, 
, to fee some one, recotf 
didre. 
Honour, to, with, honorer de» 

y requests the, &c, prie 

de Ivi faxrt Vhonntur de venir 
diner chez dU, etc. 

s, to confer, ilever catx 

hofmeurs* H fut deo4 aux 
phts grands, ete. 
That does not reflect, &c., 
cette eonduite ne ltd fait pas 
bemtcoup tthonneur. 
Hope, to indulge in the, avoir 

Fetpoirde, te fatter de* 
Hopes, revive the, ranimer les 
apirances. 

To entertain hopes, avoir 
Vetpair, 8a pauvre mere 
avait toujours Vetpoir quHl 
se corrigerait, 

. disappointed inhis, trompi 

dam ses isp&ranees* 
Hom,toblow the, donnerdu cor. 
Horse, to ride a, monter d 

cheval 
— , to alight from a, detcen- 
dre de cneval, mettre pied a 
terre, 
— , to have a fall from %faire 
une chUte de cheval. 

s, to put the to, attekr les 

chevaux. 
Humour, to know how to, some 
one, tavoir prendre quelqu* 
un, 

6, in one of his best, de la 

meUleure hwmewr du monde. 
Hunt, to, a house over, cher- 
cher dam tons les coins de la 
maison, 

> to, after some one, cAer- 

c^r quelqu'uT^ 



Hunting season, the, la saison 

de la chasse. 
Hurry, in k, d la hate, 

one's self, to, te presser. 

Hurrying down to the quay, 
We are, nous nous rendons 
sur le quai en tout hdte. 
Hurt, to, sefaire mat a. 

That cannot hurt you, cela 
ne pent pas vousfaire ma I. 
Cannot hurt my pocket, ne 
pen t pas me rendre plus pau- 
vre, 

I. 

Ignorant of, to appear, parattre 
ignorer,faire Vignorant, 

HI of a rheumatic fever, she is, 
ellea la fhrre depuis six se- 
maines, par suite aun rhume. 

Hlness, lingering, maladie de 
langueur. 

Illusions, to be carried away 
by, selaisser emporter a des 
illusions. 

Immaterial, it is, etc., ceia m^est 
par/aitement 4gal, 

Impatience, she is all, eUe est 
dans la plus grand impati- 
ence* 

Impatient for, to be, attendre 
avec impatience. 

Impediment in the speech, em- 
barras de langue. 

Impediment, (every,) is now 
removed, to us les obstacles 
sont lev6s. 

Impossibility, next to an, en 
quelquesorte impossible. 

Impropriety, to be guilty of an, 
se rendre coupable d un in- 
congruity. 

Improve, to, faire des yroqrts, 
She \a \i!K^TQN^<i^ eW.^ o- ^oivx 
des progrea. 



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Inches, to kill one's self hj, te 
tuer d petit feu. 

, by two, de deuxpouees, 

Indine, (to) to an opinion, /^en- 
cker vers ou pour une opinion. 

Inclined, (well,) towards, bicn 
ditpoii enfaveur de. 

Income, large, grand revenu. 

Inconvenience, it will be at- 
tended with great, il en H- 
utkera de grands ineonvi- 



, to put one's self to, se 

d^ranger. 
Increase, (to,) his difficulties, 

&c., pour sourcroit de diji- 

cult4j on tohliaea d, etc 
Indignant, I felt quite, jefus 

rempli d^indignation* J^i- 



prouvai Pindignation la plus 

vive. 
Induce, to, engager d, didder a. 
Inducement, great, to, puit' 

dante raieon de, ou powr. 
Indulge^ to, one's self in the 

luxuries of life, se d&nner tous 

plaitirs delavie, 
, to, the whims, &c. eatie- 

faire lee fantaisiee* 
, to, one's self with, ee r^- 

galer de ; se dormer. 
Industrious, appliqui^ 4$, 
Infatuated, infaUUy entHS, ie. 
Influence, to obtain, prendre de 

Faseendant 
Inform you, I write to> Je vous 

prSviens que, etc. 
Ingratiate, to, one's self with, 

te mettre dans ks bonnes 

graces dc 
Ingratitude, to meet with, itre 

payi dHngratitude. 
Inhabited, is thinly, est tres 

peu pei^e, a pew d'haJbi- 
tans. 



Injure, to, in the estxn 
faire du tort aux ye. 

Injured, to be, by, soi 

. itre endommagi par, 

Innocence, there is a g 
of, il y a beaueouj 
pliciti, de naturel eh 

Inquire after, to, demt 
nouveUesde. 
Send to enquire^ &e 
savoir comment, etc. 
Enquire for so anc 
mandez M, un td. 

Inquisiti^ they will 
lis vous feront des < 
sans fin. 

Insane, to become, j. 
raison. 

Instalments, by, a 
terrnes. 

Intelligence, the la 
nouvelles lesplusfra 

Intent upon, quite, tm 
disiretix de, dicidi d 
To all intents and f 
quoiquHlen soit, a ta\ 

Interest, to look alt< 
songer d ses int&reU 

, influence f pouvc 

Interfere, to, with, se '. 

, itre incompcUibi 

Interpretation, to pu 
upon, dontier une < 
terprUation d. 

Intimate, very, intime^ 
Our first intimacy, 
amiti^ date du tempi 
itions d Vicole, o% 
sion. 

Introduce, to, prisenii 

, to one's self, «'< 

Intrude, I am sorry t< 
fdchi de votis dirat 

Intruding, he is not, & 
pas un. homme qa\ « 
lC8 gcTii. 



VOCABOLABY. 



23 



Intrust him, I could, Je potiT' 
raU lui confier quoi que ce 
soit. 

Will you intrust the maoage- 
ment, &c., voulez-vous m en 
charger. 



Jest, in, pour plaisanter. 
, to turn into, Ummer en 

plaisanterie, plaisaiUer sur. 
Join, to, (a party at dinner, 

&C., ie joindre d (a place) 

iire attenant d. 
Joint, and put his arm out of, 

te dimity se dishqua U bras. 
Journey, to set out on a, ie met- 

ire en route. 

At our journey's end, au 

terme de notre voyage. 
Judge, to he a, (of pictures, 

&c.)8e cormaitre en tableaux 

etc. 

I should judge hy, &c. 9ije 

devais lejuger d la mine, je 

dirais que, 
, to, rashly, juger Ugere' 

menu 
Judgment, final, sentence, juge* 

m^nt sans appel. 
Just gone, he is, ilvient desor* 

tir a Vinstant. 

I have just, &c., je viens de 

Uur parler. 



Keep, to, in clothes, &c., entre- 
tenir d^habits- 

You might as well, &c. vous 
auriez tout aussi hien/ait de 
ne pas parler de cela. 

, to, to one thing, s'en te- 
nir a, sc contenter de. 



Keep, to, out of somebody 's way, 

iviter. 
Kick, to, out of a room, &c., 

chasser d coups de pied. 
Kind to, bon envers^ 
Kindness, they shewed me, &c. 

ils eurent toute sorte de bontis 

pourmoi. 

You would confer a great, 

etc., vous me feriez Ie plus 

grand plaisir, une grandefa' 

veur. 
Knot, to, untie a, difaire un 

noeud. 

To draw tight, serrer. 

To draw tighter, resserrcr 

un noeud, 
Blnow, I wish him to, quHl sa" 

ehe. 

He does not know better, il 

ne sait pas se conduire, 
, to let him, lui /aire sa- 

voir, 
Elnowledge, to my, que je saehe. 

, wiuiout my, d mon insgu, 

y to acquire, e'instruire. 

, a slight knowledge, une 

foible temture des lettres. Une 

conMusaancei 



Lace, trimmed with gold, ga- 

lonn6 dor au Um d^argenU 
Last, la demierefois. 
Latter end, since the, dqnns la 

fin. 
Late, it is getting, U sefait tard. 

It was quite late, &c., laaoi' 

rU itaxtdojafort avaneie. 

Late in the spring, vers la fin 

daprintemps, 

A Mower that blooms late, 

ficur tOrdive, 



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VOCABULAET. 



Laugh, to, (at a thing,) |i2at- 
stnter tier, «e rire <2e, tounur en 

ridteuit' 
, to, in people's faces, rire 

autuz de»gem§' 
Laughed at, to be, ttre la ruft 

d€. 
Laughing-stock, im dbj^ de 

rAejKmr, 
Iiaughter, to burst out in fits 

off laitiar iduqpptr de grands 

delate de rhre. 
I^w, to go to, with, intatier, 
faire un procis a. 

In the law, dang le barreau, 
, to go into the, entrerdane 

le barreau. 
Lay, to, (to bet,) gager, parier. 

Je voueparie cUx contre un. 

f to, aside, mettn de cSU. 

up ressources, to, u mi- 

nager det reifoureei, 

out (money), to, d^Mn$er. 

Laid out, the taJ>les were, lee 

tablet itaient dreuUe, 
Lead, to, con<2w»re, mcMer. 
Leak, to, faire eau. 
Lease, we have a, nous aocms 

notre mai«m d baUpourtept ana. 

When does your lease, &c., 

quand voire bail eei-U expirS ? 
Leave, to take, prendre cong^, 

dire adieu, I shall not, &c., Je 

ne voue diraipca adieu. 
Leave of absence, eongiy (dun 

an, etc.) 
Leave off, where did we, oil en 

aommes'noue rest^f 
Lecture, r^primande, 
8, public, legone pubMques, de 

chimie, etc. Danner, faire. 
Leisure hours, Jteuree de loitir. 
Life, to throw away one's, 

txposer sivie degakU ae cceur. 



Leisure, at your, a vo 
modit6. 

Length, at, en son entia 
would have gone 
lengths, qu^ita en aermi 
a de tellea extremit^a. 

Lesson, to say a, rldtert 
To hear Ky faire dire, r 

, in music, leqon de 

Let, to, into a secret, du 

, to be, (a house,] 

Is the house, &c, i 
va-t'eOe itre huU oi 
For how much, ^., < 
loyer de eea maiaone, c 
hment^etc, 

, to, (permit,) An 

fnettre. 

, to, understand,/ 

prendre' Let those w 
que ceux qui le dim 
aontde oetama, ete* 
Lie, to, down, ae rq 
coucher. I will do t 
lies Scc.,Jeferai tout e 
en monpouvoir. 

, to, on the groi 

par terre. Books lyii 

dee livrespar ciparlt 

Life, the early part of 

mierea anniea delavi 

, comforts of, lee 

lea agr Omenta delavie 

, in the prime of, 

deVdge. Cut off in 
vigour of life, moiaao. 
la vigueur de tage. 

, towards the t 

years of his, done ha 
anniea de aame. 

, to live a merry, J 

vie. A wretched li 
tme vie malheureuse. 



TOCABTII.&BT. 



25 



Xdfe, brought, restored to^reiu^M 

d la vie. 

, taken from, eTaprhtuiture. 

Tidghtf by day, dejour, au jour. 
, in its true, sous le point 

de vue veritable. In the worst 

light, sous le point de vue k 

plus difavorahle. 
y that is just the, &c., le 

tabkau eat la dans son jour. 
•, the light has just dawned, 

lejour commence d poindre. 
, to throw some, expHquer, 

Jeter dujour. To make light 

of a tlung, traiter une chose 

Ug^remeat. Light me up stairs, 

4dairez-moi pour monter, s'il 

vous plait. 
Like, to be, (in the face,) 

ressemMer a. 
, the pattern of your shawl, 

&c., le dessin de voire chdle ap- 

proche beaucoup du taien. 

It is just like him, on le recon- 

nait bien Id. Anything like 

it, rien de semblable. 

How do you like the French 

s^le, &C., comment trouvez 

vous la maniere de vivre des 

francais? lam likely, §*c.,je 

serai absent probablement, 

etc. 
Likes and dislikes, fantaisies 

de toutes series. 
Likeness, it is not a bad, ce 

n'est pas mal ressemhlant. 
, family, ressemblance de 

famine. 
, to have one's, taken,/airfi 

faire son portrait. 
Lined, with silk, &c., doublS de 

taie. 

With fur, fourri. Pantoufles 

fourries. 

Re-lined with, p&per, rcgav' 

ni de papier. 



Lined with carriages, hofd4, de 
voitures. 

Lisp, to have an affected, gras- 
seyer d'une maniere affecUe. 

Litter, what a, &c., qtiel dis- 
ordre vous avez dans voire 
chambre. 

Live, to, upon, vivre de. 

, to, well, /aire bonne cJiere 

, to, up to one's income, 

d^penser tout son revenu. 

, to, (reside,) demeurer. 

Living, to get a, gagner sa vie. 

Living is much cheaper, &c., 
on vit meilleur marchi dans, 
etc. 

Living has uot been, &c., il iCa 
pas fait si cher vivre, etc. 

, fond of good, qui aime a 

faire bonne ch^re. 

Lock, under, and key, sous clef. 

Liocked in each other's arms, 
serves dans les bras Vun de 
V autre. 

Long, to, for rest, soupirer 
apris le repos. 

1 dare say you long, &c., Je 
suppose quHl vous tarde de. 
How long you have been, 
comme vous avez 6ti long- 
temps a venir. 

If you will not be long, si 
vous vovlezvous d6picher. 

Look, to, out of a window, re- 
gar der par la f entire. 
To look after a horse, soi- 
gner un cheval. 
To look about, regarder de 
cStS et d^autre. 
Looks upon the river, donne 
sur, a vue sur la riviere. 
I often look back upon, &c., 
je me retrace, je me rappelle 
souvent avec plaisir les ^ours 
TietAreux, etc. 



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TOOABTTLABT. 



Look, to, op for sdrice. I ahrsys 

&c., Je vCadrtue tawaurs d 

iui ^uand fax ftefom (f«n 

etmmL 

To look fbrwardfor better 

dftyB, ttptftTy 9€ proin€tir6 

de fneilleurt jours. 

How well yon look, comme 

vout V0U9 porteg hUn, 
— , to, thin, awir fair matffri 
to, pale, avoir fair p6U. 

It makes you look pale, eela 

vousrendpdU. 

Makes ytm look old, vota 

vieilHt To look awkward^ 

avoir Vair gauche^ 
, to, to other people, eon- 

sidSrer les auires. 

He looked as if, &e., H avait 

fair de nepas se tottcier, etc. 

Ton look mnch better in 

liiat dress, cette rohe vous va 

beaucoup mieux, etc. 

The affairs look very bad, let 

affaires oni Voir dialler bien 

mal. 
Look, sly, eoup d^ceH tignificatif, 
s,to compose one*s, jprendre 

ten air rfyervA 
Loser, to be the, perdre a. 
Loss, to be at a, to, itre em- 

harratii de, ne pOM savoir 

cofMnent, 

To recoTBT a loss, m relever 

d'une perte. 

TV) sustadn many losses, ^- 

prouver beaucovtp de pertes* 
Lots, to cast, tirer au tort 

It is not, &c., Aey areto- 

draw lots, ce ne sera pas d on- 

ni d la faveur, cela se did- 

derapar le sort 
Love, to fall in, witib^ devenir, 

amoureowde. 



He is deeply in lov« wi 
il est iperdument am 

With my best love, €n 
amitiit les phis tendrt 
ffion amour le pluB tern 

M. 

Make, to, mnch of, tSti 

de Vamiiii a. 

By making too mvcii i 

m Ventoura/nX de trop 

tidSration. 

I think they make a 

deal more, &c., Je eroi 

dorment trop d'zw^jori 

cetie affaire. 
, to, over a business 

des affaires. 
, to, away wiHi one 

we dstruire. 
, to, out every tWnj 

fine, presenter ks chos 

les eouleurs les plus hr% 
, to, up a quarrel, i 

tommodir. 

It will make up for tfa 

cela remplaeera les ciw^ 

etc. 

It will make up f 

trouble, cela vous did 

gera de. 
i to, it a point, se/i 

devoir, I cannot make 

Je nepuis pas le compt 
Manage, to, without a th 

passer d'une chose. 

If you knew how to m 

&c., si vous saviez 

vous'y prendre. 

To manage children, 

les enfans. 
'^Qji, a grown up, nn . 

/ccit. 



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27 



Mao, to show oneself a, «eotm- 
duire en homme. To be only 
half a man, n^etre homme 
qu^d demi. 

Manners, to have no manners, 
rCavoir pas de maniirei. 
To teach manners, apprendre 
d vivre. 

, f aflcina t i n g, les manieres 

let plug siduiscmtes. 
Assuming and positive man- 
ner, un ton tranchant et 
dS^dS, 

Marry, to, »e marier. To mar- 
ry well, /aire un ban mar- 
riage. 

He married a solicitor's 
daughter, H a ipoud la file 
d^tm, etc 

, to, beneath one's self, se 

misallier, 

y to, (to perform th4 cere- 
mony,) marier. To marry a 
fortune, /aire un riehe mar- 
riage. Children by the first 
marriage, enfawU dupremier 
lit 

Match, mariage She ia a 
match for him, eUe est capa- 
ble de lui faire tite. 
They are perfectly matched, 
its sent parfaitement /aits 
run pour tautre, 

, to, some colours, assortir 

des coideurs* 

, to, a cloth, I cannot match 

this cloth, je ne puis pas 
trouver de drap pareil d 
odui-ci. 

Matter, what is the, qu^e$t ce 
que c^est que cela ? jOe quoi 
s^agit-H done Id 9 

, what is the, qii^auez-vous 

au pied ? 

Does it matter i^ Hje viem 



un peu plus tard, eela/ait- il 

quelque diffirence ? 

As matters stand between us, 

dans Us termes oH nous en 

sommes, 

, over, to talk the, causer 

d'une affaire. 

To know how to manage mat- 
ters, savoir s'y prendre. 
She understands those mat- 
ters, &c., eUe entend ces af- 
faires Id mieux que vous. 

Meal, hearty, excellent repas 
At meal time, d Fheure des 
repas. 

Moon, we, to go, nous nous 
proposons d'y aUer, etc. 
What you mean, ce que vous 
voulez dire. 

What he means, ce €u*iL veut. 
Whom do you moan ? qui 
vouUz-vous dire ? 
I did not mean it, ce rCitaiit 
pas man intention. By all 
means, tr^s certainement. 

Means, by gentle, par la dou- 
ceur. 

Measure, to, prendre mesure. 

Measured, I have been, &c., 
J'ai Hi m^ faire prendre me- 
sure d^un habit. 

Made, ready, tout fait. 

Made to measure, fait d la 
mesure. 

Meet, to, at each other's houses, 
se riunvr Vtin chez Vautre, 
To meet again, se revoir. 
To meet in society, se voir, se 
rencontrer en socieU, 
Where do you wish, &c. oH 
vouUz-vous que faille vous 
trouver. 

• , to make two ends, join- 

dre les deux bouts. 



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To meet with approTal, avoir 

tapprohatiom ae. 

You will meet with, &c., il 

wm$ arrivera quelque acci- 
dent. 

Till we meet again, au re- 

ffoir. 
Memory, wretched. vUmoire 

pitayable, 
, to commit to, apprendre 

par contr. 

To slip the memory, tariir 

de la m^maire. 
Mention, to^ parler de, /aire 

vtaUionde. 

Pray don*t mention it, t^ rien 

vautpas lapetne. 

It was mentioned in the 

« Times,'* U en a €U fait 

mention dans le '' TimesJ' 
Mercy, he will find no, on ne 

luifera pas tfr^lee- 
Message, to take a, 9e charger 

d^un message* 

To deliver a message, /aire 

un message, une commission. 
Messenger to the queen, cour- 

rierde lareine. 
Middle-aged man, un homme 

dTun certain dge. 

Of middle height^ de taille 

moyewne. 

In the middle of the day, en 

plein jour. 

Cut it in the middle, coupez- 

lepar la moitS,parle milieu. 
Mind, to go out of one*s, per- 

dre la raison. 

I have half a mind, J^aipres- 

que envie. 

To change one's, changer 

d'avis. 

To make up (me*8 mind, se 

decider a. 

Often recurs to my mind, me 
revient souvent d Pesprxi. 



She has set her mine 

it, eUe s'est mis en t 

pas le /aire. 
, to tell someboc 

dire d qudquun sa^ 

penser. 

To set one's mind a 

mettre Tesprit en rq 

To put one in mind 

thing, rappeller 

chose a quelqu'un. 
, to, one's own 

se miUr, s^occuper d 

pres affaires. Mi 

children, prenez 90 

en/ans. 

I do not mind it^ < 

igal. 

Mind, I cannot, &< 

garde, songez-y, j\ 

pcu, etc. 

I know his mind, /• 

son opinion. 

S9ie has little mia 

peu de tete. 

I have it on my min 

sur le coeur. 
Mischief, to delight ii 

of, se plaire d /a 

sorts de mSchancetS 
Miss, to, a line, pc 

ligne. 
, to, the comx>f 

friend, regretterla et 

d^un ami. 
Missing, do you find, 

vous qu*il vous man 

que chose. 
, the dog was, 

itait perdu, etc. 
Mistake, to, someh 

prendre quelqu*un ^ 

You mistake me, tfi 

connaissez pas. 



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29 



Mistake, to find out one's, 

^apercevoir de sa m^rite* 
Mistakes, we are all liable to, 

nous sommet totu expoUs a 
faixe desf antes » 
Intake, (in an exercise, )/au to. 
Money, spare, argent en ri" 

$erve, en bourge, 

I have sunk my money, &c. 

J*ai plaeS mon argent^ etc. 

Ready-money, argent eomp' 

tanty au eomptanl. 

Money matters, affaires (f 

argent. 

Pocket-money, argent pour 

les menus plaisirs. 
, to throw, away,/air« des 

d&penses /dies. 

BLis father keeps him very 

short of money, son p^re lui 

donne bien pen d^ argent. 
Morning, in the, le matin. 
Mortification, the surgeon fears 

it will turn to, le chirurgien 

eraint que la gangrene tie 

iy mette. 
Most, to make the, of one's 

time, bien employer son 



To make the most of it, en 

tirer lemeilleur parti possible 
Mourning, to be in, Sire en 

deuil. 

To go into, prendre le deuil. 

To go out of, quitter le deuil. 
Moved to tears, imu jusqu* 

aux larmes. 

I could not help it, je ne pus 

nCen difendre. 
Move to, an sAAies^y proposer 

une adresse. 

To move on, avancer. 

Before he begins to move, 

avant qu*il commence d se 

remuer. 



To move house, d&minager. 

The business of moving, le 

tracas du dim&nagement. 
Much, so, for your trouble, en 

voila pour vos peines. 
Music, to set words to, mettre 

des paroles en musique. 
Music-room, salon de musique. 

N. 

Name, to go by the name of, 

itre connu sous le nom de. 

To have a bad name, avoir 

mauvaise reputation. 

To send in one's, se fonre 

annoncer. 

And make use of my name, 

et dites que vous me connais" 

sez, si vous voulez, (or) que 

vous venez de ma part. 

By their right name, par 

leur nom. 
Named, to be, after somebody, 

porter le nom de quelqu'un. 

Namesf^e, qui a le mime 

nom. 
Nap, to take a, /aire un somme. 
, (in the middle of the day,) 

lamSridienne. FairelamM" 

dienne. 
, (in the cloth, &c.,) lepoU. 

The nap is worn off, &c., ce 

drop est usS jusqu^d la corde. 
Native place, it is my, c^est le 

lieu de ma naissance, c'est Id 

queje suis n4. 
talent, h talent dans les 

gens du pays. 

Liike a native, comme une 

Frangaise. 
Natives, the. Us natureU du 

pays. 
Natured, good, d'un bonnaturel. 



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Natand, verj ill, of yon, they 
will, Sec,, on U trouv€ra trie 
mal d4 voire pari. 

Near, I was very, &c^ J6 fuM 
iur U point de me fwyer, (or) 
p€u $*enfaUutqueJ€ne me, etc 

Nearly, so far, de beaucovp si 
loin, a beatteoup prH ti loin. 

Neat, very, tres propre, trei 
bien. 
So neat, ti bien, si propre* 

Neatly, proprement. 

Necessary, do you think it, 
croyes-vous qu*il eoit neces- 
saire^ 

Necessaries, the common, of 
life, le n^cessaire, Vabtolu 
n^^esiaire. 

Necessity, under a very argent, 
dans une n^eestitS prettante. 

Need, you, nottrouble yourself, 
vou$ n^avest pas besoin de 
vous dSranger, de votis in- 
quieter a ee sttjeU 
To be in need of something, 
avoir besoin de quelque chose. 

Neglect, to, a friend, outlier 

Next, ensuite, next to him, a 
son cSte, aupres de lui. 
Next-door neighbour, pre- 
mier voisin. 

Next to an impossibility, en 
quelque sorte impossible. 

New, newf, ve, nouveau, eUe, 
The new town, la ville neuve. 
New year's day, le jour de 
tan. 
New-year's gifts, Strermes, 

Night, to sit up all, (writing. 
Sec,,) passer la nuit d, etc. 
To bid good night, dire ban 
soir. 

To have a bad night, passer 
MMe mauvaite nuiu 



Gh>od night, dear, bomtemii' 

ma chire amie. 

Late at night, bien ovok 

dans la nuit. 

In the dead of tiie nigh 

dans le silence de la nuit, 

, to spend a sleepless, pai 

ser la nuit $an» darmir. 
The first night, (the fin 
representation,) d la prt 
midre repr^sentoHon. 
Summer nijrht, nuit diti. 
Day or night, nijourninuv 
He is not expected to survive 
&c., on ne cr&it pas ^h 
passera la nuit. 
Nightmare, subject to, tuji 
au cauchemar. 

Nobody, des gens de rieu. 

Nod, to give a familiar, Bolw 
d^un signe de tite/amiUer, 
To nod over a book, aom 
meiller sur un liore. 
Nonsense, such, de tellee a£ 
surditis. 

Amused with his nonsensi 
amusi par ses plaisanteries. 
It is nonsense, &c., c^est uti 
folic. 

Nonsense! is it possible 
vous plaisantez ; est-U poss 
blef 

Nonsense, leave me aloni 
aSons done, laissex-moi trai 
quiUc 

Full of nonsense, esstrtm 
ment fac^tieux. 

Northerly, in a, direction, d 
c6t^ du nord. 
Northward, au nord. 
North star, ^toile du norc 
itoiLe polaire. 

Note, a man of, un homme ci 
Ubre. 



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31 



Noted for, amnu par, reauzr- 

quablepar. 

Have been noted for, te tont 

fait remarqfier par. 
^oUung, to think, o^ se /aire 

un jeu de. 

That is nothing to yon, cela 

116 wms regarde pas. 

Are a mere nothing to him, 

ne sont qu^une bagatelle pour 

luL 
Notice, to rise into, se /aire 

une riputation. 

To take notice of somebody, 

prendre garde a, remarquer, 

saluer quelqu'un. 

Without my noticing it, tans 

que je m*en aperqusse. 
• , to give a landlord, si- 

gnifier d unepropriitaire qu* 

on a Vintention de quitter. 
Notorious gambler, jouewr 

M ^ 

Number, to, etre au novRkre 

de. 

The numbers are, &c., le 

plus grand nombre est de 

notre c6t4. 
Nurse, to, a cold, soigner un 

rhume. 

To put to nurse, mettre en 

nourrice. 

A nurse to sit up, une garde 

pendant la nuit. 

O. 

Oath, to take an, /aire serment, 

I have taken my oath, je suis 

U^ par serment. 

To put to the oath, /aire 

prater serment 

To swear dreadful osLihfij/aire 

des impricatUyiM horribles. 
Object; to, to Bome terms, re- 

/ifger des conditions. 



To object to do something, 
ne pa» vottloir /aire une ckose. 
Why do you object, pourqmoi 
ne vouUz'VOus pas, (or) qHslle 
raitou avez-voutponrvepaSf etc. 
What is it he objects to in 
his situation ? quelles sont les 
choses qu^H n^aime pas dans sa 
piaoef 

The price is no object, &c., 
U ne regarde pas au prix. 
I should strongly object, 
&c., Je ne vottdrais pas de 
beaueoup qu'U/tU le compagnon 
demon fils. 

What is his object, &c., quel 
est son but, quest-ee qu'il pre- 
tend en, etc. 

What a dreadful object that 
child is, dans queHtat deplo- 
rable se trouve cet en/ant. 

, to obtain one's, attdndre 

son but. 

Objection, if you have no, &c., 
si V0U8 voukz nous le permettre, 
etc. 

Haye you any objection to 
leave, &c., puis-je vous de- 
mander de laiisery etc. 

Obligation, to be under, avoir 
de V obligation. 

Oblige, can you, me with, pou- 
vez vous me /aire le plaisir de 
mepreter. 

If I can oblige you, &c., sije 
puis vous itre utUe en aucune 
sorte. 

Obliged, I do not think I am, 
Jeneme conadere pas comme 
bd ayant des obUgations, etc. 

Observation, cannot escape, ne 
peut pas numquer d'etre remar- 
qu^e. 

Observed, to be, from a win- 



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Obsolete, has become, ett hora 

dvtMagty a vieliu 
Obstacles, to put in the way, 

faire naitre des obttacles 

To remove obstacles, lever la 

obttaeleM, 
Obstinately, resolved, to be, 

a'obitiner d. 

She seems to be obstinately 

inclined, elk a Voir ditre tm 

peu6bgtin6e. 
Obviate, to, difficulties, prive* 

mr des dijfictdt^8» 
Obvious, it is, U ett elaxr. 
Obtruded, he, his company, 

&C., U vint ntnu importuner de 

m compoffnie au moment, etc. 
Oc(»8ion, to take the, to, sainr 

roceationde. 

To give occasion to, demmer 

lieu d. 

To let an occasion slip, laiuer 

^chopper une occawnu 

To have no occasion to, n' 

avoir pan heaom de. 
, there is no, U tCestpaa 

beaoin de tant de cir^monie. 
Occasionally, de temps en temps. 
Occur, it did not, Je n'y aipas 

mmg^j Je ne m^en suis pas sow 



Occurrence, what a sad, quelle 

affaire facheuse. 
Odd expressions, expressions 

itranges. 

Odd-shaped bonnet, chapeau 

de forme bizarre. 

Odd gloves, gants depareilUt. 

Some odd numbers of a ma- 
gazine, queiques numiros qa et 

Id, d^un magazin. 

Odds and ends, des morceaux 

par ct par Id. 
Odditj, a great, tm grand ori- 
ffifuU. 



The odds are against him, les 

chances sont contre bd. 

Five pound« odd, cinq Uvres et 

quelque chose de plus. 
Odium, all the, tout Todieux. 
Of late, demurement. 

I know you of old, &c., Je 

vousconnais devieilledate, com- 

pagnon. 

Very wrong of him, trh mal 

desapart. 
Off, to put, a decision, remettre 

une d4cuion. 

To be put off, itre renvoyi. 

To be off, (to start,) partir. 

Badly off, mal dans lews af- 
faires. 

Well off, bien dam leurs af- 
faires. 

1 have got two of my sons off 

my hands, Je suis dSbarroMU 

de deux de mesfUs. 

Be off, aUhz-vouM-eny stntvez- 

vous. 

It is such a long way off, t7 

yasiloin. 

Off Portsmouth, d la hmtteur 

de Portsmouth. 

Offhand way, une maniere ea- 

vaKhe. 
Offence, to give you any, de vous 

ojfenser. 

To take offence at nothing, 

^ojfenser de rien. 

She took offence at my, &&, 

elk s'offensa de ce que, etc. 
Offended with, fdch^ contre. 

How have 1 offended him, 

comment Je lui at manqu^. 
Offensive, very, tr^ d4sagr€a- 

bk. 
Office, to be high in, occuper tm 

paste distinguS. 

To enter into office, entrer en 

ehcnrge* 



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33 



Removed from hia office, 
renvoy£ de sa place. 
Office, bureau, Post-office, 
la paste, le bureau depofte. 
To be well-officered, itre Hen 
commands, avoir de bona 
ofieiers. 

Old-fashioned-style, in the, d 
la vieiUe mode. 

Old times, in the good, dans 
Its bons vieux temps. 

Ominous, significatif. 

On our side, de notre c6t4. 

On the violin, du violon, 
I had my hat on, favais mon 
ehapeau sur la tite, fitais 
convert 
On their way to, en route pour 

Once upon a time, autrefois, 
lilt should once, &c. si jamais 
la chose en venait Id. 

One and the same thing, that 
is, e'est absolument la mSme 
chose. 

, how could any, &c. com' 

ment pourrait-on. 
How are your little ones? 
comment sont vos enfans? 
To make one of the party, 
itre de la partie. 
lAt^e onea, les petits. 
Large ones, les grands* 
But one word, unmot seule- 
ment. 

Open disposition, caractere ou» 
vert et franc. 

To lay oneself open to, «'«p- 
poser d. To open into (a 
street, &c.) donner dans, sur. 
To open on, ouvrir sur. 
To open a letter, dicacheter 
vne tettre. In the open air, 
enplein air, d la belle etoile. 
A window a little open, une 
fenitre enti^ouverte- Wide 
opcn^ tout-a-fait ouverte* 



Open work, ouvrage d jour. 

Opening, there is an, H y a 
quelque chose dfaire. 

Opera-glass, lorgnette. 

Opera-house, Vopira, 

Opinion, to give an, dire son 
sentiment, 

(Speaking of a court of law,) 
opiner. 

To support an opinion by, 
appuyer son opinion sur, 
I am of opinion, mon opinion 
est. 

Opportunity, to avail oneself of 
tiie, saisir Foccasion, 

Oppose, to, (in a trade or pro- 
fession, )/atr« concurrence. 

Opposition, to set up an, faire . 
opposition. 

Oppressed with want, dans la 
plus grande oppression. 
Oppressed with business, 
aecahU d^af aires. 
My heart is oppressed with 
gnef, mon eceur se serre de 
douleur. 

Oppression in the sar,pesanteur 
dans Pair. 

Optional, it is quite, on le laisse 
entidrement d mon ehoix. 
It is not at my option, je n*ai 
pas le ehoiXy (or)je n^aipas 
d^altemative. 

Order, to, donner ordre de, 
commander. 

To set one's affiurs in order, 
mettre ordre a ses affaires. 
To keep in order, tenir dans 
le devoir. 

To putoutof order, dSranger. 
Something is out of order, il y 
a quelque chose de d^rangL 
Has been ordered to India, 
a requ V ordre de partir pour 
les /neks. To w^'Kt \sw3«. 
trooT^Bj rafjpipdler dwtrwopw. 



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Order, order, gentlemen, tt- 
Unee, iiUnee, memewn. 

Ordinary, physician in, etc. 
medecinardinaire de la reine, 

Origine, source. 

Originally, dans Voripine. 

Other, every, day, d ymrptutSf 
i€u» le$ dntec jours. 

Other, something or, quelque 
chose ou aiUre. 

Ooffht (it,) not to be so, eekt ne 
demraitpas eire ainsL 

to do, he only acts, &c., 

a ne/aii^ue eeqvil doit /aire 
He may come for oaght I 
know, %l pevt hitn se /aire 
qu*il vienme aujourdhuu 

Out, to be, Stre sorti. 
To pat out a fire, &c., itein' 
dre le /»*, etc. Le/eu est 
iteinU 

Hear me ont, ieoutez-moi 
jusqu*au bout, 

f to be called, to see a pa- 
tient, itre oUigid^aUer voir 
unmalade. 
To find out, diviner. 
To speak out, parler distinct- 
ment. Parkzplus haut, etc. 
To have a tooth out^ se/aire 
arracher une dent 

Out of place, sans place. 
Out of patience with him, 
I am, U me /aitperdre pa- 
tience. 

Out of pocket, to find oneself, 
perdre d quelque ochse. 
Out of sight, they were soon, 
nous les e&mes InentOt perdus 
devue. 

To put oneself ont of the 
way, se dSranger. 
To go out of one's mind, 
perdre la raison. 
The hook is ont of print, 
rM^ioneHipuiiie* 



Out of compassion, pt 

Out of the noise, I 

hruit, iUngni du hrui 

To be out of pract 

playingan instrumeni 

perdu VhaUtude. 

Out of fashion, qui « 

demode. 

If it should be found 

la chose venait d itn 

verte. 

Outhouses, les M 

siparfy du corps de I 

Over, to talk a thing, 
d'une a f aire. 
All the world oy€ 
toute la terre. 
Over head and ears 
accalU de dettes, « 
dettes. 

It will soon be over, 
hientdt pasd. It ia i 
with him, i^en est , 
lui. 

Not an inch over, 
pouce de plus. 

Over again,' to read, 
over and over again, 
de /ois. To fall ovc 
tomber dans la men 

Overcast, the sky is, h 
couvert. 

Over-cautious, to be, 
trap de precautions. 

Overdone with work, 
/orcede travail. Me 
done, viande trop eu 

Overflow, to, the banks 
border. 

Full to overflovnng, 
dtborder. 

Overgrown with wee 
vert, plein de mauvaist 

Overlook, to, laisser 
/aire semblant denep 
PaueT) oubllet. 



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35 



Over nice, dtfieiie aplaire. 
Over officious, to be, Stre im- 

partun, se rendre impartun. 
Overpowered with hea^ acca* 

hU de chaleur. 
Over rate, ex<igirer. 
Over run with, %nond£ de. 
Overtake, joindre, mrprendre. 
Overstock, to, oneself with 

goods, /aire de trop fortes 

emplettee. 

It is overstocked with cattle, 

il y a heaucoup trop de W- 



tad, 



Owing to, par suite de. 

Owing to the vicious, &c., 

les habitudes videuses dup^re 

ont cau94 la mine de la fa^ 

mitte. 
Own, to know one^s, mind, sa- 

tfoir ee que Von veuU 
Own, a house of his, une mai- 

son d lui. 

My own, ee que est d moi, 

mes int&rHs, 

My own self, moi-mime, en 

personne* 

P. 

Pace, to walk at a good, aUcr 

bon train. 

To slacken the pace, ralentir 

Upas. 

To pace up and down, se pro- 

mener en long et en large. 
Pack up, to, (goods,) embaUer, 

empaqueter. 

I shall he packing, &c., Je 

serai occupS a /aire des pr6' 

paraii/s toute la soiree. 
Pains in the head, douleurs d 

latite. 

Very sharp shooting pains, 

des 4lan€ements» 



Pains, to take, with a lesson, 

s'^appliquer it une lefon. 
y to get nothing for one's 

pains, n^ avoir rim pour ses 

peines. 
Paint, to, from nature, peindre 

d'apr^s nature. 

I should have it painted dark 

green, Je le /erais peindre 

en vert/oneS. 

, to, mettre du rouge. 

Palatable, did not seem very, 

ne paraissait pas itre ti^ d 

son go^t. 
Palate, to suit everybody's, 

itre augo<it de tout le monde. 
Pale, to look, HrepdU, 

To turn pale, paHr. 

Pale with anger, p6le de co- 
lore. 
Part, to, from somebody, qtUt- 

ter quelqu*un, se s^parer de. 

To part with a things se d4' 

/aire de. 

To take somebody's part, 

prendre la d^/ense de. 
f (of a town,) quartier. 

The greatest part of, kplus 

grand nombre. 

Will you take part of it, 

vouleZ'Vous en prendre une 

par tie ? 
Parting, the, la separation. 
Partook, we, of a splendid, 

&c., nous/imes un dejeuner 

magnifique. 
Particular in some things, di/' 

fieUe sur eertaines choses. 

Particular friend, ami in- 
time. 
Particulars, the, les details. 
Partition, to throw a, back, 
/aire reculer une ctoison. 

Partition wall, mur mitoyen. 



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rartnenhlp, to enter into, i 

€U$Q€i€r, former une auoda- 

tion. ^ 

To dissolve a, rompre, dit' 

soudre une eitsociattow 

Pass, to^ oneself off for, $e 

donner pour. 

To pass compliments upon 

each other, se/aire des com' 

plimenU. 

As I passed along the street, 

eommeje pasiais dam la rue. 

Some high words passed, &c., 

iU se dirent des aureUs. 

if it should come to psss, H 

eela arrivaitun beau jour. 
Passion, to fly in a, «tf mettre 

en colore. 

In the heat of passion, dans 

le fort de la cofh-e. 
Past curing, incurable. 
Pat, to, the cheek, donner une 

Pftite tape iwr lajoue. 

To pat the shoulder, donner 

un petit coup, une petite 

tape iur Vipaule, 
Patdies, covered with, his coat 

is, $on habit est tout rapiie^. 
Pattern to her sex, modekpour 

eoHsexe. 

Pattern (of cloth, &c.,) ^- 

ehantiHon. 

Pattern (for work,) /ja^ron, 

modiile, 
, from somebody, to take, 

prendre quelqu'un pour mo- 
dele. 
Pawn, to, engager^ fchez un 

priteur iur gaaee.) 
Pawnbroker, preteur eur gages. 
Pay, a captain's, la paie d^un 

eapitaine. 

A half-pay officer, un officier 

d la dcmi'solde. 



Pay, to, down, compter, payer 

en araeHt eomptant, 

I will pay him out, iimela 

wtyera. 

You shall pay dearly for 

that, cela vous eodtera eher. 

He will expect to be paid, il 

»ef era payer. 

To get one^s debts paid, se 
faire payer ses dettes, 
Pel^ to, with stones, Jeter des 

pierres, d. 
Peculiar, singulier. 
Pick, to, out, ehoisir. 
To pick up a quarrel with 

somebodv, eheroher quereOe 

d quelqurun. 

Where did you pidc up, &c. 

OH avez vous €t4 ch&rcher, 

etc. 

My pocket was picked, on 

me vola dans la poehe. 
Pickpocket, jUou. 
Pickle, she is a little, e^est une 

vraie petite m^hante. 

What a pickle he was in, 

dans qud triste itat U se trou- 

vaitf (or,) eomme il itaitfait 

quand il entra. 
Picture, to, to oneself, se re- 

presenter, sefgurer. 

The very picture, le vrai 

portrait. 

The picture is not overdrawn 

le tableau n*est pas exagiri. 
Piece, five-franc, une piece de 

cinq francs, de cent sous. 
Pieces, to fall to, tomJber en 

lambeauae, en tnorceaux. 

Without taking the dress to, 

sans dtfaire Ui robe enHere- 

ment. 

Dashed into a thousand, brue 

en mUle morccaux. 



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Pity, to take, on, avoir pitU de. 
}!<asily moved to pity, trh 
accessible a la pitie* 
It is a great pity, il est tr^s 
fdcheux, graiid dommage* 
Be envied rather than pitied, 
exciter Venvie que la pitU» 
He ought not to be pitied, il 
ne m^ritepas qu'on le plaigne 

Ktifully,' to cry most, poueser 
des cris lanneniahks* 

Place, nice, joli endroit. 
To take place, arriverj avoir 
lieu. To supply somebody's 
place, remplacer quelqu^un. 
To secure a place, (in a 
coach,) arriter une place. 
What a delightful place Pa- 
ris is ! quel lieu de delieesque 
Paris ! 

Plague, a downright, to, un 
vrai tourment pour, 

Plate, service of, service dar^ 
gent. 

Play, to, fairly, /otter de bonjeu 
The engines were playing, 
on a fait jour lespompes. 
To play with, sejouer de. 
He does not like^ &c., il 
rCaime pas qu'on se joue de 
lux. 

To go to the play, oiler au 
spectacle. 

Please, will you, voulez-vous. 
He may please himself, il 
pent /aire ce que bon lui sem- 
ble,(or) ils'arrangera eomme 
ilvoudra, 

Easily pleased, he is not, 
il n^estpasfacUe de luiplaire, 
il n^estpas ais€ a contenter. 

Pleasure, to feel, in, sefaire un 
plaisir de. To give pleasure, 
/aire plaisir. Pleasure-seek- 
ing people, gem qxiiaimmt 



les plaisirSj qui couretU aprBs 

ies plaisir s. At your pleasure, 

qtutnd bon vous semblera. 
Pledge, to oneself, for the 

truth, garantir la veriti. 

To pledge oneself to, ^enga- 

ger a. 
Plentiful supply, abondanee, 

Money is plentiful, &c„ il a 

de Vargent en abondonce. 
Plenty, there is, for supper, ilg 
a de quoisouperabondammenL 
Plot, to, some mischief, complo- 

ter, machiner queiques nU- 

chancetes. 
Plump hand, main poteiU* 
Pocket-money, with my, avec 

Vargent que fai pour mes 

menus plaisirs. To be out of 

pocket by, per^e ct. 
Point, to talk to the, parler 

a propos. 

To come to the, venir au/ait. 

To gain the point, avoir le 

dessus, rSussir, 
Point blank, sans aueun detour, 

sans management. 
Pointed, to be, with somebody, 

parler a quelqu'un d'une ma" 
• ni^re claire. 
Poring, he is always, ilpdlit 

8ur les livres. 
'Portion, marriage, dot. 
Portion, as a marriage, 6-*» dot, 

EUe requt miUe livres en dot. 
Possess, to, oneself of, se saisir 

de, se rendre maitre de. 

To be possessed of, avoir, 

posseder. 
Possibly, if he can, s'il le peut 

en aucune sorte. 
Power, to have a great, avoir 

unegrande influence.- 1 have 

it in my power to, il depend 

de mot dc. 



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To be duly invested with full 
power, avoir pUins pouwirs, 
earte Uanche, 

Powerfully written, lent anee 
heoMcoup deforce. 

Practice, to, m a physician, 
exercer la nUdedne. 
Large practice, nomJbreuie 
dUhtdU, 

To practice, an instrument, 
B^exereer $ur un inttrummi, 
iiudier un instrument, 
I practice the piano, Je nCex^ 
eree 8ur le piano ; fHudia 
le piano. 

Practical, qui a beaueoup cTeX' 
pirienee pratique. 

Practice, he will soon make a 
good, n te fera bientdt une 
bonne dienteUe. 
It is a common practice, &c., 
e'eet une habitude en AUe- 
magne. 

Prejudiced, rempli de pr^ugls. 
Highly prejudiced in hb fa- 
vour, tr^ prlvenu en sa/a- 
veur. 

Prejudices, to do away with, 
<&truire, dimper lee pr€' 
jugis. 

Prescribe, to, ordonner une m^- 
decine. J^ai plusieurs fois 
consults le Dr.tL,et il nCa or- 
donni dee nUdecinee qui m* 
ontfait du Men. 

Prescription, to have a, made 
up, /aire /aire, /aire compo- 
ser une ordonnance. 

Present, to, somebody, with, 
/aire present d quelqu'un de. 

Prevail, to, upon somebody to, 
obtenir de quelqu'un que. 
He will not be prevailed 
upon to, on ne le ditermincra 
pas a. 



That custom has prevailed 
&c., eetie eoutumt a 6te en 
voffue, etc. 

Prevalent, girUroL 

Price, to set a high, (upon a 
thing)m«<trtf d un haui prix. 
To get a ffood price for, ven- 
dreitun bon prix. Ces mar- 
ehandisee se vendmt toujours 
dunbonprix. To keep down 
the price, empkher de haus- 
ser, prStinir la hausse. Set 
i^tic%,prix fixe. At cost price, 
au prix eodtant. The price 
of bread will rise, le prix du 
pain haussera. 

Pride, he takes pride in his 
roses, U estime see roses au- 
dessus de tout le reste dans les 
jardin. 

To take pride in one's chil- 
dren, etrejier de ses en/ants. 
To pride oneself on, se glo- 
rijier de. PuflFed up with 
pride, bouffi d'orgueU. 

Principle, a man o^ un homme 
qui a des prineipes. 
Unprincipled man, un hom- 
me sans prindpes. 
To inculcate good principles, 
&c., donner de bons prin- 
eipes aux en/a/nts. 

Private, in, en partietdier. 

Private conversatn. tite-d-tSte- 

Privileged, highly, grande- 
ment/avorisS. 

Prize, to carry off a, remporter 
un prix. 

Proceed, to, from, provenir de. 
To proceed against, potfrm- 
vre devant la hi. 
The proceeds (of a concert, 
&c.) leproduit de la recette. 
Process, in, of time, avecle 
temps. 



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Produce, to, rapporier. 
Productive trade, commerce 

ires lucratif. 

It will be productive of much 

evil, &c., il en risultera 

heaucoup de malpour, etc. 
Profess, (to,) to, /aire profe»- 

wm de, pritendre. 
To profess to be, se dannerpour. 
Professed cook, un ctasmHer de 

la premiere tiane. 

Professed drunkard, vn t- 

vrogne de profenkm. 
Profession, to enter a, emhrfw 

ear une prof estum. 
Professedly, he is an enemy to, 

&C., Ufait profesmon de com' 

hattre toutee leg opmione Ub6- 

rales. 
Professorship, the, la place de 

profeeeeur. 
Proficient, he U very, U a fait 

heaucotqt deprogr^e. 
Progress, what, have they made 

&€., oH en eont-Hs de VigHte 

quHls baiieMienty etc. 
Promise, to break one's, num-' 

quer d eapromeeee. 

To withdraw one's promise, 

reiirer ea promeeee. 
Promising youth, unjeunehomme 

de heMes eepinmces. 

Very promising undertak- 
ing, entrepriae quiparait pro- 

tnettrebeaucofup. 
Promote, to, the interests of, 

tervir Us inUrits de* 

To be promoted, avoir de Ta- 

vancement. 

Promoted to the grade of, 

promu au grade de* 
Proof, water, vmphkitraHe a 

VwUyiaa^permMlie, 
Proper place to apply, that is 

not we, ee iCeU pas Id quU 



faut s^ addresser. 

It is not proper, ce rCest pas 

bien, c*est inconvenant. 

The proper cotton, le colon 

qtCilfatU. 

Prospect, the, la vue. 

Prospects of happiness, etp^' 
lances de bonheur. 

Prosperous, their affairs are. 
Us font de belles 'affaires, 

, to be, faire d'exceUentes 

affairei. 

Prove, if it should, true, si cda 
se trouvait itre vrai. 
May not prove useless, 9te se 
trouve pas inutUe. To prove 
oneself to be, se montrer. 
He has proved himself a most 
valuable friend to us, il a (ti 
pour nous un excellent mnL 

Provide to, oneself with, se 
munir de, se pourvoir de. 
To have no one but oneself 
to provide for, n^avoir d s^oc' 
cuper que de soi-mime. 
How am I to provide against, 
qudles precautions pms'jepren" 
dre contre. 
Provided for, pourvu. 

Pull, to, down, (a house,) di- 
molir. To pull up a horse, 
arriter wn dteoal 
To pull up weeds, arracher 
les mauvaises herbes. To pull (a 
plant) by the roots, d^aciner 
To pull off from shore, s^i- 
loigner de la cSte, 

Purpose, l,fai rintentum,Je me 
propose* To the purpose, d 
propos. 

Was to the purpose, /u^cfoY d 
propos. To no purpose, inutile. 
On purpose, tout expr^s. 
Purposely, a dessein. 

Purr, to, filer, faire le ronet. 



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Pat, to, thing»away, $errtr. 
Serrez tout cda^ twits allons 
•trnptr* 

To put back into the har- 
bour, rentrer dan» h port 
To pat down, poter. 
Pat it down here, metteZ'k 
ieu 

To pat forth the hand, pri' 
senter, tendre la main' 
Now you put me in mind of 
it, d present que vou» nCy faites 
pen$er» 

To put in a fright, effrayer. 
To put off, apumer, remettre 
d une €tuireJour, 
To pat off from day to day, 
remett r e deiour enjour» 
To put on from the shore, 
e^ikigner du rivage. 
Pat on your hat, cowcrez-vous. 
To put the wrist out of joint, 
§e demettreUpoignet, 
To put oneself out of the way, 
aederanger* 

To put out money, phtoer de 
'T argent 

Put that dog oat, &e., cftars- 
eez ee dden de la chambre. 
To be put out, itred^coneert^. 
To put a stop to, fnettre fin d. 
To put up with, soujfiir. 
To put up at an inn, deseen- 
dre, aUer loger, d une auberge, 

Q. 

Qualified, to be, avoir lea qua- 

UUsreqmses, 
Quarrel, to pick up a, chercher 



cannot have this quai*rel- 
ling incessantly, je ne veux 
pas de ees querelles sans Jin, 
Quarrelsome, guerdktir. 



Quarter Sessions, iusises. 

Quarter, the, is expired, le 
terme est Schu, 

The present quarter's rent, 
le hyer pour le terme qui court. 

Quarters to take up, se loger. 
To be quartered, ^tre logL 

Quench, to, one's thirst> ^fem- 
cher sasoif' 

Quartett, qualuor. 

Quaver, crodte. 

Queer man, a, un homme bizarre. 
I feel very queer this after- 
noon, &c. Je me sens Je ne 
sais comment eette apr^s^nidi, 
la tite me toume. 

Question, I very much, if, Je 
doutebeaueoup que. 
The question was put to me, 
on me demanda lachose. 
There is no question, &c., U 
n'g a pas le moindre douie. 
To ask questions^ /aire des 
questions* 

To question the truth, douter 
dela verity. 

Questionable character, un 
homme d'un caractere douteux- 

Quibble, to, pointUkr, ehieaner, 

Quibbler, what a dreadfrd, quel 
poinHUeux insupportable. 

Quick, int^Ugent Be quick, 
make hast^ vite, dipiiAez 
vous. 

Quiver, to be in a, frissonner, 

, to make in a, faire Jrit- 

sonner, 

R. 

Races, courses out chevaux, 

, Ascot, ks courses d* Ascot, 

Rack one's brains about, to, 

s^alamlnquer T esprit, se mettre 

Vtsprit a la torturt sur. 



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41 



Ragged (children) en ffuenUletm 
Hags, is worn to, ^en va en 

lambeaux. 
Ra^e, to, /aire de$ ravages* 
Rain, to pour with, jpleuvaW d 

verse. 

To be caught in the rain, 

Ure surpris par la pluie. 

If it should happen to rain, 

^U venaU d pUuwnr, 
Raise, to, the price (»f bread, 

hausser le prtx dupain. 

To raise a large sum, trou' 

ver, proeurer, une grosse 

somme. 

To rabe an army, lever une 

arm^e* 

To raise a plant, eultiver une 

ptante- 
Rake, to, Ihe borders, racier 

les plaU'bandes, 
Rambling, her thoughts are 

always, elU laisse errer son 

esprit a Vaveniure, 

I have been rambling, &c. 

j*ai couru tout le wnsinage 

oet iU. 
Random, at, d tort et d tra" 

vers. 
Rank, a man of, un homme de 

qualiti. 
Rank, to, high, jouir dune 

haute riputatioju 
Rate, at such a, (she talks,) 

avec une teUe vdubiHtl, 
Rftte, at that^ de ee train Id. 
Raw meat, viande erue, 
——silk, soieierue. 
— sugar, Sucre bruU 
Reach^ to, parvenir. 

To reach a spot, arriver. Le 

ehirurgien n'est pas arrive 

d temps sur les Iteux, etc. 

To T^tch at a thing, attetn" 

dre, attraper. 



Reach, within your reach> 

a voire porUe. 
Read, to, a book through, lire 

un livre d'un bout d f autre. 

Well read in the poets, ir^s 

versi dans la lecture des 

poetes. 
Readily, volontiers, sans M^ 

siter. 
Ready, very, to, trks dispoti a. 

Ready furnished house, 

maison meuhUe, 

Ready money shop, bour 

tique au comptant. 
Reconcile, to, oneself to, fe 

risoudre d. 

To reconcile oneself to the 

idea of, sefaire d Pidie de. 
Record, upon, dont ii soitfait 

mention. 
Recover, to, from an illness, 

relever de maladie 

To recover one's senses, r«- 

venir d sot, reprendre con" 

naissance. 

To recover from a loss, ie 

remettre dune perte. 
Recovery, he is past, il ne 

peut pat en revenir. 
Red hot, tout rouge. 

Red cheeks, joues vermeil- 

les. 

What a red-faced man, &c 

quelle face enlumin^e que 

celle de Uur cocker ! 
Redress, to obtain, obtenir 

justice. 
Refer, to, to one's books, con- 

suiter ses livres. 

To refer to a third person, 

e'en remettre d un tiers. 

Nous nous en remeitront d 

un tiers, si vous vouiez. 

Why did you not refer him 

to m% ^UYC|U<A twe>\u\ o^^^ 



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TOCABULABT. 



vous poi dit de s'addreuer d 

moC 
References, ihe best, let meil- 

leures ree&mmandations. 

In reference to, quant ^, au 

sujet de. 
Reflect, to, credit upon, /aire 

honneur it. 
Reflexion, upon, reflexion faite, 
Refireshed, I feel quite, jeme 

sens Untt-a/ait remis. 
Refusal, I had the first, t7 m*a 

its cfert le premier. 
Regard, to show a great, avoir 

oeaueoup dClgardi, 
Regardless, &c, he seems per- 
fectly, ilparait ne se soucier 

aueunimerU dei eonUquencet 

ete. 
Rehearsal, rSpitition, 
Reingratiate, to, oneself in 

somebody's favour, rentrer 

dant le$ hownee grdees de 

quelqu*un. 
Rein, to give a horse the. Id' 

cher la bride a un chevaL 
Relapse, recMte, 
Release, to, from a promise, 

dSga^er quelqu^un de sa 

promeste. 
Relieved, souloffS. 
Relish, &c., he does not, Une 

trouve dupoUt a rien. 

At first I did not relish the 

idea, ete, Sabot dje n^aimait 
' pat beaueoup FidSe, ete. 

Not to relish, nepae aimer a. 
Reluctantly, a eontre ecBkw. 
Remedied, it cannot be, U n*y 

a pas moyen Sy remidier. 
Remember, to, somebody of 

something, /aire souvenir 

quelqu'un de quelque ehose. 
Bememhered, such things 
ought to hB, ce 99nt <Ie* 



ehoses dont on devraii se 
souvenir. 

She desires to be remem- 
bered to you, elle me charge 
de'Ja rappeller d voire sou- 
venir. 

How glad I am I remem- 
bered it, &c., que je suis 
aise de m^en Stre souvenu. 

Removed to another part of 
the town, they are, ils sent 
aUis hahiter un autre quar* 
tier. 

Renew, to, our former friend- 
ship, we shall be able, nous 
pourrons renouer noire aU' 
denne amitii. 

Repair, a house sadly out of, 
une maison qui a grand 
besoin de reparations. 
To put a house in thorough 
repair, mettre une maison 
dans le meiUeur ordre. 
To take a house upon a re- 
pairing lease, prendre une 
maison ei s^engager d /aire 
/aire les reparations. 

Report, to, the conduct of 
somebody (to a superior) 
dinoneer la eonduite de 
quelqu^un. 

Report, the, of a. gun, le brmit 
d^une arme d/eu. 

Reported, it is, lebruU court 

Reports, the, which are cir- 
culated, ks bruits qui eou' 
rent. 

Repose, to, confidence in some- 
body, meitre sa soa^lanee en 
qutiqu*un. 

Repugnant^ the idea of such 
i^ndnct, &C., je suis ehoqui 
d Vid^e seule dune par^Ule 
eonduite. 



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43 



Repulse, to meet with a, avatr, 
enuyer, une rebi^ade. 

Bequeit, to, demander. 
He will, perhaps, &c., at 
your request, il le fera peut- 
etre, ii vous Ven priez. 

Bequire, to, avoir besoin de* 
As occasion may require, «e- 
lon que Voccamn Vexigera. 

Besort, (to) to, avoir recours d, 

Besorted to, very much, ires 
friquenU, 

Bsspect, out of, par contidi' 
ration 2>onr. 

In every respect, sous ious 
les rapports, d tons 4gards. 

Bespects, give my, pr^sentez 
mes respects. 

Yours, lespectfully, je suis 
avee respect, avec le plus 
prof ond respect, etc, 

Bespectinff, au sujet de, 

Bespite, I had no respite, &c., 
mon rhume ne m'a pas laissi 
un moment de repos, etc. 

Best, to, (on a sofa, &c.,) se 
reposer. 

All the rest staid, &c., tous 
ks autres restirenty etc. 

Bestore, to, to health, rendre 
la santi d. 

Bestraint, he will be under 
no, ofi ne le eomtraindra en 
aueUkesorte. 

Betail^ wholesale and, ware- 

. hottse, un magazin oii Von 
vend en gros et en detail 

f to^ vendre en dStail, 

dstaillef. 

Bid oS, to get, se di/aire de. 
To rid somebody of some- 
^tdng, (to get rid,) dibar* 
rasser quelqu^un d*une chose* 

Bide, to, cm horseback, mon' 



To ride a fine horse, monter 
un heau chevah 
To go for a ride in a car- 
riage, allerfaire un tour en 
voiture* 

The physician has ordered 
him to ride, &c., le mididn 
lui a ordonnt defaire une 
^omenade d eheval tous les 
jours. 

Bight, to establish one*8 rights 
/aire valoir son droit* 
In his right senses, dans son 
hon sens. 

In the right way, eomme il 
faut, Ii s'y est pris comme 
il/aut. 

I will tell you if you are 
right, je vous dirai ti.vous 
y etes, si vous avez reneontri. 
You said right, vous avez 
dit vrai. 

The sum is right, la somme 
est juste, 

I do not think it right, je ne 
erois pasjjue ce soit Men, . 

Bightful owner, the, le vrai 
propriitaire. 

Bights, to set things to, ar* 
ranger une affaire, 

Bise, to give rise, donner lieu. 
The Thames rises, la Tamise 
a sa source. 

To rise, (provisions) ren* 
chArir, 

To rise up in arms, prendre 
les armes, 

Biser, he is an early, U se Itve 
de hon matin, 

Bising ground, hauteur, 

Bising man, un homme qui 
se pousse. 

Bbing, (the) of the sun, le 

. Unw du loleiXi^ 



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Yon little rogue, petit coquin 
Boll, to, the ffrass, passer le 

rouleau smr le gazon. 

When they have heen rolled, 

qUiond eUes auront iti ap» 

planies, {lesaUies.J 
Boof, the, of the month, le 

oo/ott de la haucke* 

The roof, (of a coach) rim- 

plriale. 
Room, drawing, salim de eotn- 

paanie» 

Dining room, icUle it manger. 

School room, satte d'itude. 
Boomy house, maison spaci" 

euse, maison awe heaueovp 

despaee* 
Bot, to, powrriry se gdter. 
Botten, pourri, gdt€. 
Bough roads, ehemins raboteuw 
Bough treatment, he will ne- 
ver hear such, U ne soujfrira 

jamais q»*on le traite a/see 

tant de dureti. 
Round, to so a long whj,/aire 

mn grand ditour^ 

To have a walk round the 

frarden, /aire un tour de 

jardin. All the year round, 

toute Vannie, 
Rude, to be, to some one, dire 

des malhonnStetis i quel' 

qu^un. 
Rule, to, gouvemer. 

To rule paper, rigler du pa* 

pier. The ruler, lar^gle. 

According to rules, selon les 

regies, rigtUih-ement, avee 

ordre. 
Bun, to, against, Kewrter eon* 

tre, J^aUai^heurter eorUre, etc 

To run ou^ verser, eouler. 

The penpiration run down 

AisAce^ /a suemr iuidigimi* 
iait dufronU 



To run up and down stairv, 
mMder et descendre. 
Rusty, to become, se rouiUer, 
To get rusty, (speaking of 
bacon, &c.,) devenir ranee. 



Sad weather, mauvais temps, 

vHain temps. 

Sad news, tristesnouveU^. 
Sadly, grandement, terrible' 

meni. 
Sale, gardo-manger. 

In a safe place, en lieu de 

surety. 

Travelling is not safe, Uy a 

dm damger k voyager. 

To arrive safe, arriffer $an$ 

accident. 
SaU, to^menredlavoile 

In full sail, d pleines wiles. 

(}ood sailfaig veseely bon 

vomer. 

To sail in • westward direc* 

tion, /aire voile du c$U de 

fouest. 
Sake, for the, of peaee^ pour 

avoir la pai». 

For your sake, par oonsSd^* 

ration pow vous. 
Sale, at ay a ime vemte puhliqme. 
Same, tiie v^ry, p rie is > eme nt 

le mime. 
Scale, to turn the, /aire pen* 

eherla halanee. 

The scale of a map^ P^keUe 

d'une earte. 

On a more extensive scale, 

phuenorand 

His scale of prices run high, 

ses priw sont ilevis. 

X ismA max of scales, HM 

pair« d« Wma VAkami^ 



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45 



Scarce, money seems to be, 
tousle numae parait avoir 
besoin ctarffenU 
To make oneself scarce, te 
/aire dSsirer, 

Scanty, if it was not so, <'t7 y 
avait unpeuplu$ cT ampfeur. 
Such a scanty supply of fruit, 
sipeu de fruit. 

Scholar, a very great, tin Aom- 
me (Tun grand tavoir. 

Scramble, (to) throu^^ one's 
dinner, diner d landte. 
He is very fond of seeing 
children scramble for apples, 
t/ aime a voir les enfantt 96 
pouaer pour attraper les 
pommet quil leurjeUe, 

Seaport town, port de mer. 
Sea air, air de la mer. 
Sea side, la c6te de la met. 
Sea voyage, voyage mr mer. 
To send to sea, envoger en 
mer, embarguer. 

Seat, (a) in the front of the 
flallery, une place H la iri" 
oune iur le devant 
Where do yon sit at church, 
od etee-vout plad a r^glite f 
Country seat, maison de 
ean^gne* 

Seed, they are gone to, ellee 
$ont en gratnes. 

. Seen, he is never to be, on ne 
peut jamais le voir. 
Which is to be seen every 
day, qui se voit tousles jours. 

Self possession, he has a ffreat 
deal of, il se possede Oeaw 
eoup* 
Self-willed, entUk. 

Sell, (to) well, se vendre Hen, 
To sell off an old stock, se 
dibarrasser de vieiUes 



Served (you) him right, vous 

lui avex donml ee qu*U m^ 

ritaiU 
Service, to go out to, se metire, 

entrer, en condition. 

If it can be of any service to 

you, sicela pent vous hre 

bon a quelque chose. 
Set of teeth, rangie de dents. 
, to, about a thing, se 

mettre d une chose. 

To set aside, mettre de c6ti. 

To set a diamond, etc, mon' 

terun diamant. 

To set in fine, (speaking of 

the weather,) h remettrean 

beau. 

To set to the time, (a dock) 

mettre d T heure. 

To set on shore, dibarquer, 

mettre it terre. 

To set up lor oneselC «*^ 

tabHr it son compte. 
Shade, to^ (a drawing,) om« 

brcTm 
Shade, in the, a f ombre. 
Shaded, ombragi. 
Shady (to the,) side of the 

street, d Pombre de la rue. 
Share, (in a railway, &c«) ae* 

Hon. 
Shareholders, aetiownaires. 
Sharp frost, • very, une geUt 

trisfoTte. 

Shup features, des traits 

tr^pnmoncis. 
-»-— , to speak, to some one, 

parUr d quelqu^un d'unewM' 

nilhre dure. 
Sharpening, wants, a besoim 

d^itre aiguisi. 
Shell, oyster, icaiUe d'kuiiri. 
— — ^ an egg boiled in the, nn 

cea/tllacoq^. 



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Maintenant que Van a €U 

Us eoues a cet pott, il <em- 

Ucy etc 
Shelter, to, oneself, te mettre 

d fahri. 
Shew those ladies, &c., faites 

entrer ces damet dans U sa- 

Ion. 
Shewing off, she is very fond 

of, eUe aime beaucoup a se 

/aire remarquer du monde, 

a se donner des airs devant 

le monde. 
Shine brighter, &c., Ihe moon 

could not, il ne peut pas 

/aire un plus beau ciair de 

lune qu'ilfait ce soir. 
Ship, (the) was bound to, le 

vaisseau allait a, etc. 
Shipping, &c, there is a great 

deal of, la mer est eouverte 
. de vaisseaux a la hauteur de 

Portsmouth, 
Shooting, the trees are, les 

arhres commeneent a pousser. 
Shooting, I have been all day, 

fai passi toute la journU a 

la chasse. 
Short of money, I am rather, 

je me trouve avoir tris pen 

d*argent 

We were short of provisions, 

&c., les provisions commence' 

rent d nous manquer. 

His father keeps him short 

of money, sonpere lui donne 

ires peu it argent 

Very shortly after, peu de 

temps aprH, 
Show, what a fine, &c qwUe 

belle collection de g&aniums» 
Shower, a heavy, une forte 

pluie. 
Showery weather, temps d'onr 



Side door, porte de cCtS, 

On the opposite side of the 

way, vis-a-vis. 

The right side, Vendroit 

The wrong side, Fenvers, 
— — face, profiL 

To side with somebody, S€ 

ranger du c6ti de quelqu'un. 
Sight, to be injurious to the, 

/dire mal a la vue, gater la 

vue. 

Not to lose sight of (some- 
body) &c., for a moment, ne 

pas perdre un moment de 

vue. 
Sighted, to be quick, avoir la 

vue perqante, 

to be short-sighted, avoir la 

vue courte. 

To know by sight, connoUre 

devue. 
Silk-weaver, ouvrier en soie. 
Silkworms, vers d soie. 
Silky, toyeux. 

Since, &&, how long is it, com- 
. bien y a-t-H que vous n'avez 

regu des nouvelles 9 

Not long since, U n*y a pas 

longtemps. 
Single man, he is a, tZ n*est pas 

rnari^. 
Single life, vte de garqon. 
Sit down a minute, to^ f *a«ie- 

oir un instant 

To sit up late, aHer $e eou- 

cher tard. 

To sit up with somebody, 

(at night,) passer Id nuil 

sans dormir. 
Sitting, (for a portrait), stance. 
Skill, let us try our, voyons 

ce que nous pouvons /aire. 
Slack, business is, U se fait 
. peu cT affaires, 

atses terr^* 



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47 



Sleep, I had not a wink of, je 

iCai pcLBfernU VodL 

To start up in the sleep, K 

r^veUkr en turtaut. 
Sleepy, I am so very, le torn' 

nieil rnaecable, je tombe de 

iommeil. 

Sling, to have the arm in a, 

avoir le bras en icharpe, 
Slip) (to) something in the 

hand, gltsser quelque eho$e 

dans la main. 

To let an opportunity slip, 

laisserichapperune occasion, 

to slip away, s*€n oiler tout 

doucement, se sauver, Je 

me sauvai, etc. 
SlipperV) it is, il/ait glissant. 
Slow, (how) you are, que vous 

Hes long. 
The clock is slow, la penduU 

retarde. 
Snug (a) little cottage, une 

petite maison cormnode. 
So, suppose it to be, st^posee 

qu^il en soit ainsi. 

Lady so-and-so, and Lord 

so-and-so. Lady une teHe, et 

Lord un teL 

And so forth, et ainside suite* 
Soak it w^U, faites le Hen trem' 

per. 
Soaking wet, tout trempis. 
Some went one way, &c,, les 

uns s*en allirent cTun c6ti, les 

autres d!un autre. 

In some measure^ en qu^que 
orte. 

Somehow or other, ^ une fa' 

qon ou d^ autre. 

Somewhat taller, un tant soit 

peu plus grand. 
Spare, can you, &c., pouvez- 

vouM me prater votre Journal 

pour un inttant i 



Any spare time, du loisir. 

If we are spared, si Dieu 

nous prtte vie. 
Speech, to deliver a, pronon* 

car un discours. 

A defect in the speech, kii 

embarras de langue. 
Speechless, he was, U perdit 

la parole. 
Spirits, in high, gai, e, dune 

humeur gaie, exdti, Se. 

In low spirits, triste. 
Spite, (in) of every thing, &c., 

ma2gr€ tout ce que Jepus dire. 

Out of spite, par d^it, 

SpoonfuU, cuUkrie. 

TWpoon, euUUre a thi. 

Sport, what, have you had? 
aveZ'Vous Hi heureux f 

Sporting character, he is a, 
c'est un individu qui passe tout 
son temps d la chasse, a la 
p^che, etc. 

Spot, (for a house) terrein. 

Lovely spot, charmawt endroit. 
On the spot, sur les Ueux, 
Spot of grease, tddis de 
graisse. 

Sprain, to, one*s foot, &c., te 
donner une endorse au pied, etc. 

Spread, to, (as a report), se 
ripandre. La nouvdle se r^ 
pandit dans la ville, etc. 
i to, out, dAiowcrir. 
'o spy at some one, observer 
quelquun. 

Stale news, nouveUes vietOes. 
Stale brcMod, du pain rassis. 

Stand, to, near, &c., itre au- 
preSf itrt phxei auprh de. 
To stand godfather, &c., to 
a child, tenir un enfant sur 
les fonts f itre parraxn^ ete> 



^''^'o 



48 



TOGADUULBT. 



Stands (it) to reason that, la 

rulmm tSt que. 

The works are at a stand, 

Toworage est eu^xndu. 

Acquaintance of an old 

standing, vieUfe wnmaiMtance. 

A man of a high standing in 

the law, mm homme tr^ dii' 

Ungu^ duns It barreau. 
Stare, to, in the face, itre cT 

une ividenee inamteatablef 

tavter aux yeux* 

To stare one in the face, 

Ttgarder qudquCunf k fxer 

arte VMoUnme, 

What made him stare at me, 

&c., pomrquai U a eu les ytux 

imr moi itmte la toir^ 
Start, to, out of one's sleep, 

te reveillerm turmuL 

To start a hare, kmeer^fain 

partir nn Hhre, 

To have the start of one, 

privmir, prmdre les denantt. 

By fits and starts, par how 

tadet- 
Starve, to, mawrir dt faxm. 

To starve one, faiie mmfrir 

lafaxm^ riduht par fatttme. 
State, to lie in, tin expoti nor 

tm Hide parade. 
Step, to, forward, s'avdncer* 

To take a wrong step, fuire 

tMefauese dSnutrche. 

He has not gone one step 

forward, il n*a pa$ avanci 

d'unpas. 

Step by step, pa$ d pae. 
Stir, to, one up, pouaer, exei- 

ter, rdveUler, 

Not to stir out of the house, 

fie pa$ bjouger de la matKM, 
Stirring, there is no t a breath 

of windj U n*y apa$ urn woiuffle 



There is no news stirring, 

li iCy apaa de nottveUet. 
Stock, to lay in a, of coals, 

/aire une provision de chatbon^ 

The stocks rise, les finds 

haussent. 

The stocks fall, les finds 

baissent. 

Stock of silks, assortimentde 

soieries» 
Stocked with fruit, fiumi de 

fruit 
Stone, to leave no, unturned, 

ren.uer cid et terre . 

Built with freestone, bdti, 

eonstruit en pienes de taiUe, 

Loadstone, aimant. 
Stop, to put a, to, meUrefai d. 

Stop thief! auvoleur! 
Storm, it looks very much like 

a, le temps semMe itre a la- 

rage. 
Story, the best of the, is that, 

cequ^Uyade mieax c'est que. 

A house three stories high, 

une maison d trots itages. 
Stranger, to make a, of one, 

traiter qnelqu^un en Stranger. 

To make oneself a stranger, 

devenir rare. 
Strength, beyond his, au des- 

stts de sesfirees. 

To gather strength, reprendre 

des forces, se fortifier. 

Strength of mind, firmete. 
Stress, to lay the, appuger. 
Strike, to, on the coast, 4chouer 

^, sur la cSte, 
Struck off the army list, ragi 

des cadres de V armie. 
Stroke, it is upon the, &c., 

Dix heures vont sonner. 

To give the last finishing 

stroke, mettre la dernitre 



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49 



It will be a splendid thing, ce 

sera de toute beauts. 
Strong tory, violent tory. 
Study (to) to, s*etudier a, 

/aire ses efforts pour. 
Stumble, to, against, heurter 

contre. 
Stumbling block, that will 
always prove a, ce sera 
toujours une pierre d'acho- 
pement pour lui. 
Subscriber to a reading room, 
ahonni d un cabinet de lec- 
ture. 
Subscription, abonnement. 
Substance (speaking of cloth), 
corps. CTest un drap qui a 
beaucoup de corps. 
Substantial food, nourriture 

solide. 
Such people, de telles gens. 

Such as it is, tel qu*il est. 
Sufferer, to be a great, from, 
souffrir beaucoup de, I 
shall be a greater sufferer 
than you, je perdrai plus 
que vous. 
Suffice it to say, qu*il svffise 

de dire. 
Suit of clothes, habit complet. 
Suit, that colour will, cette 
couleur va mieux ^ votre 
teint, etc. That hour will 
suit me, cette heure me 
conviendra. 
Suited, are you, &c., at>ez- 
vous trouvk un domestique 
qui vous convienne f He is 
not at all suited for that 
office, il n'est pas dutout 
fait pour cet emploi-ld. 
Sun, in the, au soleil. By 
the sun-dial, tout auprks du 
cadran solaire. It was a 
fine sunshiny day, ilfaisait 
un beau jour de aoleiL 



Supper, will you stay and take 
some, vouleZ'Vous rester a 
souper avec nousf I never 
eat any supper, Je ne soupe 
jamais. 

Sure to come, they are, ils ne 
manqueront pas de venir. 

Be sure not to speak, &c., 
gardez-vous bien d*en par- 
ler a qui que ce soit. 

Swarm, to, with, fourmiller 
de. 

Swimming, I feel a, la tite me 
tourne. 



Take, to, after some one, res- 
sembler d quelqu*un. To 
take away (after a dinner), 
desservir. Whatever he 
takes in hand, &c., quoi 
que ce soit qu*il entreprenne 
il est siir de le bien /aire. To 
take offence at, s'offenser 
de. You may take my word 
for it, vous pouvez m*en 
croire sur parole. To take 
leave, prendre cong4. He 
does not know how to take 
a joke, il n*entend pas la 
plaisanterie, I took it for 
granted, &c., je supposai 
qu*iln*yavaitpasle moindre 
doute qu'ilne vint aujourd- 
hui. To take back, repren- 
dre. To t&k«' a^ gt6at deal 
upon oneselti se iniler de 
beaucoup d'affaires, se don- 
ner de t importance. That 
new invention seems to 
take, &c., cette invention 
parait &tre bien regue. \ 

Taken up with, they are v6ry 
much) ite aont t,Ti% ^^icwgfe* 



50 



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aancea. H e was taken very 
ill, &c. il tomha dangereuae- 
ment malade hier. 

Talk, to, nonsense, dire des 
bitises, 

I'alked of, to make oneself, 
/aire parler de soi. 

Task, to be taken to, ^tre re- 
primand^. 

Tears, to bring, to the eyes, 
/aire venir lea larmea aux 
yeux. Odtait un spectacle 
ai ddchirant que cela, etc. 

Temper, to be out of, avoir de 
Vhumeur. To keep one's 
temper, garder son sang 
froid. Sour temper, humeur 
aigre. 

Terms, to live on good, itre 
bien ensemble. They "will 
not object to your terms, ils 
vous donneront ce que vous 
demanderez. 

What are his terms, com- 
bien prend-il, combienfait- 
il payer par trimestref 
To keep on good terms with 
everybody, se tenir bien 
avec tout le monde. 

Theirs, that is, celle-ld eat d 
eux. 

Thin, he is looking very, il 
a Vair bien maigri. The 
concert was very thinly at- 
tended, il y avait tres peu 
de monde au concert. 

Thing like it, any, rien de 
semblable. 

Think, one would really, on 
dirait vratment qu*il n*y a 
personne qui soit digne de 
leur socidti. Only think of 
that, jugez done. To think 
hi^hJ^ oi oneself, avoir une 
Aau/e idee de soi. They 

are people who would think 



nothing of, &c., ce sont des 
gens qui ne se feraient 
aucun scrupule de vous dire 
lea plus grandes insolences^ 
a vous ou d tout autre. 

Third day, every, toua les 
trois jours. 

Thoughts, to give up all, of 
doing something, renoncer 
a Fidde defaire une chose. 

Thoughtlessly (I said it), sans 
songer a ce que je disais, 
sans reflexion aucune. 

Threadbare, will soon be, 
montrera bientSt la corde. 

Thread, to, a needle, enjiler 
une aiguille. 

Through, d la sollicitation de. 
Wet through, mouilU jus- 
qu*d la peau. 

Throw off, to (a cloak, &c.) 
ae dibarrasser de. 

Thrown away, perfectly, db- 
solument jetd. 

Time, to hinder somebody's, 
faire perdre le temps d 
quelqu*un. More spare time, 
plus de loisir. (I will do it 
for you) at any time, quand 
vous voudrez. It will be 
quite time enough, ce sera 
asseZ'tot, To play in time, 
jouer en mesure. 

Tiptoe, to walk on, marcher 
sur la pointe des pieda. 

Tittle tattle, babillage. 

Topsy turvy, sans dessua des- 
aoua. 

Tricks, full of, plein de malice. 
To play a trick, jouer un 
tour. 

Trifle, to, with somebody, se 

jouer de quelqu'un. To 

trifle away one's time with 

nonsense, perdre son temps 

d des bagatelles. 



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51 



Trouble, to, some one with a 
message, charger quelgu'un 
d*une commission, Je vais 
prendre la liberie de voua 
' charger rfe, etc. To trouble 
oneself about a thing, s^in- 
quieter d'une chose. To 
give oneself trouble, se don- 
ner de la peine. They have 
been in a great deal of 
trouble, ils ont etd dans de 
grands emharraa. 

Troublesome man (a), un im- 
portun. 

Tumble, to, chiffonner. 

Tune, is very much out of, 
n* est pas dutout d* accord. 

Twilight, it was still, il y avait 
encore un pen de crepuS' 
cule. 

U. 

Unacquainted, you are not 

totally, voua n'ignorez paa 

tout-d-fait. 
Unanimously, a Vunanimite. 
Unawares, au depourvu. 
Unbecoming, inconvenant. 

His behaviour is very^ &c., 

ce n*est pas du tout la con- 

duite d*un homme comme il 

faut. 
Underhand, sous main. On 

a beaucoup intrigu4 sous 

main. 
Uncalled for, was totally. 

n*etait pas le moins du 

monde necessaire. 
Uncomfortable, he looked 

very, il n* avait pas Vair du 

tout d Vaise. 
Uncouth, he is very, il a les 

mani^res rudes. 
Undersell, to, vendre d meil- 

leur marchd. 
Understand, I, that you are, 
&c.f on me dit que voua, etc. 



Unfit for, he is quite, il n'est 
paa dutout propre pour, etc. 

Unnoticed, it would not pass, 
ce aerait remarqud. 

Unquestionably C^^ost) you 
must, il n*y a paa le moin- 
dre doute. 

Unruly, very, dificile d gou- 
verner. 

Unsettled state, in an, em- 
hrouille. Lea qff'airea en 
France paraiaaent etre bien 
embrouilleea. 

Unsettle, to, deranger. 

Unwilling to do it, he seemed 
to be, il ne paraiasait paa 
vouloir beaucoup le /aire. 

Uproar, the town was in an, 
la plua grandi agitation 
rignait dana la ville. 

Used, to get, to a thing, «*Aa- 
bituer d una choae. Used 
in conversation, uaite dana 
la converaation. 

Utmost, his, tout aon poaaible. 



Value, to set much, upon, 
faire grand caa de. 

Valued at, eatimd. 

Variance with, at, brouilU 
avec. 

Venture out, to, ae haaarder 
d aortir. 

View it in the same light, I 
do not, je ne le oonaidkre 
paa aoua le mime point de 
vue que voua. Commands 
a most splendid view, a la 
plua belle vue, etc. 

W. 

long, a la tttiUe ^^ "beav.- 
coup trop longue. 



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Wait, to, at table, servir d 
table. Will be happy to 
wait upon you at any time, 
passera chez vous d Vheure 
qui vous aera la plus com- 
mode. 

Walk, to, aller d pied. To 
take a walk round the gar- 
den, /aire un tour dejardin. 

Wants, what he, ce gu* il veut. 
Somebody wants you, quel- 
qu'un vous demande. If I 
am wanted, si quelqu*un a 
besoin de moi. 

Water, to go on the, aller 
/aire une promenade sur 
Veau, Makes my mouth 
water, me fait venir Veau 
d la bouche. It was high 
water, c*itait le temps de la 
pleine mer. At low water, 
guand la marde est basse. 

Way, to make one's (in the 
world), faire son chemin, 
(Through the crowd), se 
faire un passage d trovers 
la foule. It must be in 
your way, il doit vous giner. 
To give way, ceder. To 
put oneself out of the way, 
se d&anger. In my way, 
sur mon chemin. Strange 
ways, manures dtranges. 
Let her have it her own 
way, laissez la faire comme 
elle voudra. Goes a great 
way, a un grand ^et» 

Wear, to, well, durer, Ce 
drap a Vair de ne pas de- 
voir durer. Begins to wear 
out, commence d s*uaer. 

Welcome, you are, to take 
the book, vous pouvez em- 
porter le livre, si vous dou- 
/ejir. We were welcomed, 



&c., nous fumes regus 

maniere laplus ainicai 
Well and good, d la > 

heure. 
While, it is worth yo 

vaut la peine que 
Whole, upon the, apres 
Wide, far and, de tous c 
Wild yexxihyjeune e'cerv 
Why, I can hardly, &< 

veriteje ne sais pas, 

he is not here, mais il 

pas ici. 
Willing enough to, he iSj 

demande pas mieux q\ 
Wind, &c., there is r 

breath of, il ne fait p< 

souffle de vent. To 

up a watch, monter 

montre. 
Wits, one of those wh 

by their, un chevalier 

dustrie. 
Witness, eye, tdmoin oct 

J'ai vu la chose d* 

yeuxy etc. 
Wonder, I, what it is, 

ce que cela peut etn 

is not to be wondered 

ne faut pas s'en etom 
Word, I sent, je lui aifai 
Worse for it, I am not t 

ne m*en trouve pas m 

tout. 
Worth seeing", every 

tout ce qui vaut la 

d*itre vu. 
Would I, do it, if I cou 

leferaiSf sije pouvaii 

would not, il ne voulv 

He would have it tl 

soutint obstinement qt 
Wretchedly spelt, it was 

thographe faisait piti